Should you take stray kittens to the vet?

Should you take stray kittens to the vet?

If he is injured, physically distressed or in obvious pain or discomfort, you will want to take him directly to a veterinarian for assessment and care. If he seems to be physically okay, but you are not planning on keeping the kitten, I’m sure you still want him to have safe shelter and the hope of a better life.

What should you do if you find a stray kitten?

Battling disease, starvation, animal attacks or human cruelty, stray and feral cats can die young. If you’ve found stray kittens on your property, act fast to help them live healthy lives.

How often should I feed a stray kitten?

Determining the age of the stray kitten right away is imperative. His age will mandate what he’ll eat as well as how much and how often. Under 1 week old: kitten weighs less than 4 ounces. Feed formula: every two to three hours. 7 to 10 days old: kitten weighs 4 to 6 ounces. Feed formula: every two to three hours.

What to do if you find a litter of kittens outside?

A litter of kittens found outdoors is likely stray, but if you find an adult cat, you should first ensure that it’s not a housecat that’s gone missing. Check online at and local Craigslist or Kijiji sites to make sure no one is looking for the found feline.

What should I do if I find an orphaned kitten?

Helping orphaned kittens will first require some detective work. One of the biggest mistakes people make when finding stray kittens is taking them away from their mother. Neonatal kittens are still nursing and need to be fed frequently, so they should be kept with their mother, if possible. Are the kittens sleeping comfortably?

Where can I find a home for a stray kitten?

There are many ways to find the stray kitten a home — check out for a guide of best practices. Unless, of course, he or she is already home. Kittens are, after all, irresistible!

How often should you feed a stray kitten?

Below is a quick guide to determine the age of the stray. How much they weigh is usually an easy way to guess their age and how often they should eat. Under one week: these usually weigh less than 4 ounces. Unless you absolutely must, you should leave the kittens outdoors if you suspect they still have a mother.

How to determine a kitten’s age — Kitten Lady?

The kitten’s environment should be around 80 degrees at this time. At two weeks, it is safe to begin dewormer for the kitten. Two week old kitten care schedule: orphans of this age should be bottle fed every 3-4 hours, including overnight. Two week old kittens will also need to be stimulated to go to the bathroom.

How can I tell if my kittens are strays?

A good clue is to look at the kittens’ physical appearance. If they look well-fed, then that means the mother is still caring for them. Yet, you might feel worried that perhaps she got hit by a car or had an accident because the little ones look like they skipped a meal or two. That is a legitimate worry.