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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! having newborn trouble.

A stray had a single kitten on my back porch, well I think there is only one, unless I was last stop. I had an empty box on my porch and I found a kitten in it the very next morning and the mom was nowhere to be found. I left the kitten alone for a while just to make sure mama wasn't coming back, but she didn't
He is now 4 days old.

Anyway, I took the lil guy in and started bottle feeding him, and I realize now he may have been eating too fast as he is having milk come out of his nose now. I know this is very dangerous, but he seems to be okay. How long will it take until he gets sick? What do I look out for? Is there any chance he will be okay if it wasn't too severe?

I'm very scared for him. I cannot take him to the vet. As much as I would LOVE to I just don't have that kind of cash. It's $50 just to get seen, then $$ for the problem. They do not take payments.

Please tell me anything you might know. Any advice would be great.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 11:35 AM
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Is there no animal shelter that can advise you or see your kitten? Or maybe contact the Humane Society or WSPA....
They do run free clinics for stray animals, and yours is most definitely a stray in need of help.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 01:33 PM
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Here is a great website posted last week. I hope this helps.
Kitten Formula Recipe - Homemade Kitten Formulas

It helps if you have someone to coach you. Could you call around to the rescues to see if anyone is available to answer your questions? Or come by and work with you on feeding the newborn. I had to have coaching with the first newborns I fed. I had to use a syringe. A bottle didnt work for me.

When you feed the newborn dont put him on his back. You dont want the formula going into his lungs. here are some picture of straymom nursing her kitten.



We had a mother cat deliver kittens right after we trapped her. The same story happened to us. A vet told a woman to call us who had a feral mom deliver a single kitten on her porch and not come back. Donna the woman, brought the kitten to us and we introduced the kitten in with the newborns and the mother accepted the new kitten. Ask the rescues if they have any nursing mother which might take this kitten on.

Read thru Straymoms postings. They may help you too. Keep coming on to ask us questions. Many of us on here have done bottle babies. I hope this is a start to help you.

https://www.catforum.com/forum/38-hea...re-kitten.html
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your answers. I have tried everything to get someone to take on this kitten but there are so many stray cats in this area, they won't have anything to do with it. So, I'm left to fend for the little guy. He seems to be doing good, started bottle feeding him the "right" way, I suppose. There hasn't been anymore milk coming from his nose, although he is still sneezing a little. His belly is very round and plump and it's concerning me but he does eat a fair share so maybe just baby fat?

Anyway, thank you so much!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2011, 07:30 PM
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The fat belly may well be worms....
Most kittens, especially strays, have worms.

Understanding Kitten Worms: Symptoms and Treatments

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