Question by  heike72 (0)

How do you care for a newborn kitten?

My cat is going to have kittens soon, can you help prepare me to care for them?


Answer by  wj (646)

Make sure your cat has a safe, clean hideaway to give birth and stay in with the kittens - a cardboard box on its side lined with newspaper and blankets is ideal. Let her do the washing and feeding, don't over-interfere. Get a vet to home-visit shortly after the birth.


Answer by  aussiegirl (711)

generally, you won't have to do anything. Your cat will do it all. if you notice the kittens aren't feeding you can buy a bottle from your local vet clinic and some formula (also from vet) and bottle feed them. otherwise, at about 3-4 weeks start them on mushed up can kitten food. Have fun.


Answer by  PaintedRoadkill (504)

The most important thing overall is warmth and mom. Make a home someplace dark and warm where mom is comfortable.


Answer by  eccentricoz (107)

It is likely she will hide somewhere in order to give birth, like in a closet. The mother will feed and clean the babies herself.

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