Mama Cat Rejects Newborn Kittens ~ Taking Over Care ~ Warm Them & Feed Them – 3 Days Old

Cat Care
Instructions & Must Have Products to Care for Newborns Below! Watch this video for information on caring for a fading kitten: Our Foster Mama cat rejected her litter because they were not thriving (update below). This is a short overview of what to do when kittens need humans to raise them. (2 of her babies died before we picked up this litter). 3 biggest things to focus on right away: 1) Keep them warm. 2) hand feed them kitten formula (or sugar water if urgent & no kitten formula is available). 3) stimulate their bowels & urination. *An important note: I forgot to mention in the video that the heating pad we keep under their bedding is one that doesn’t automatically turn off after 30 minutes. That’s an important point as you run the risk of the kittens getting cold if it shuts off & you forget to turn it back on. Kittens this tiny can lose body heat very fast (Most heating pads have an auto shut off feature these day)* Update: The mama actually reclaimed her babies once we had them thriving again. We ended up losing Tucker a week later when he got sick again but Tanner survived. Cheri went on to care for Tanner and FIVE orphaned kittens that came to us without a mom! Cheri and all 6 of her surviving and adopted babies were adopted into loving homes 😃 Video date: 4/17/16
Necessary items:
Kitten Bottle Nursing Kit:
KMR Kitten Formula:
Heating Pad:

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*If you’d like to send a gift to help cover fostering costs, we have an Amazon Wishlist set up: The shelter covers all healthcare but we pay for all other fostering costs out of our own pocket. These costs include food, litter, bedding, toys, etc. so any donations would be very much appreciated and would help us save more lives through fostering!

*Before Commenting, Please Note*
*These kitties are NOT ours. We foster through our local shelter. The cats come into the shelter as strays or owner surrenders.
*ALL cats are vaccinated, spayed and neutered before the shelter allows them to be adopted
*YES, their bedding is changed and litter boxes are scooped throughout the day. Sometimes I clean AFTER a video so I can catch something they are doing on camera.
*The shelter covers all healthcare but we pay for all other fostering costs out of our own pocket. These costs include food, litter, bedding, toys, gas to drive to & from the shelter, etc.
*Yes, we have a Wish List on Amazon & the link is above!
*You can email Missi at

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