- May 4, 2021
Runty weighs 70 grams only. While the other kittens all weight 120. Should I still syringe feed even though the kitten occasionally nurses from the momcat?See that your mom cat gets a couple of dishes a day of kitten formula. She needs the calcium.
Feed the runt every 1-2 hours around the clock until it gets strong enough to nurse mom and puts on some weight. Wake the kitten to feed so it does not miss a feeding! Three hours between feedings is too long for a tiny kitten. This is tiring for you but a labor of love to save its life!
What does this baby weigh? It needs to gain at least 6 grams per day. Make sure the kitten stays warm between feedings with a heating pad set on low under the blanket or a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel and placed nearby.
Here’s a helpful syringe feeding video:
Syringe Feeding — Kitten Lady