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I just had a kitten brought to me that I'm sure is very

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I just had a kitten brought to me that I'm sure is very dehydrated is there anything I can do tonight to help her until I can get to a vet in the morning.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

My name is***** and I am glad you are trying to help this kitty.

Do you have an eyedropper or syringe? You can mix white sugar or karo syrup with water and dropper this into her mouth. Aim for 5mL of the mixture overnight.

Also, make sure that she is warm enough. About how old is she? Normal body temperature for a newborn kitten is 95 degrees. By one week to three weeks they are 95 to 98 degrees. After three weeks, they should be over 100 degrees.

The following is also a link to a great discussion on orphan puppy and kitten care.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=576

Good luck to you and your kitten!

I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

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Best regards,

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

How is your new kitten this evening? Was your nursing care successful last night?

Also, if you would consider rating my answer, I would really appreciate it.

Best Regards,

Dr. A

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I haven’t hear back from you in a while. How is your pet this evening? Do you have any more question for me? If you are satisfied with my assistance, please take a moment to use the stars at the top of the page to rate my answer so that I will be compensated for answering your question. For future questions, you can find me here: http://www.justanswer.com/profile.aspx?PF=88695179&FID=0

Best regards,

Dr. Amanda

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