A Quick Guide About How to Care for Newborn Kittens
Newborn Kitten Care Week By Week
Newborn kitten care when you take care of a kitten, especially a newborn, you need to notice your kitten’s development week by week. Basically, the kittens will develop at a different rate. However, there are some basic things that you can do to take care of your newborn kitten in the more optimal way. Below are the developments of kitten week by week and what type of care that you should give to your newborn kitten.
Those are Several Basic Steps About Newborn Kitten Care
Foods for Newborn Kitten
Another important thing that you should consider in newborn kitten care is what types of food that you should give to your newborn kitten. Basically, there are several types of food that you can feed to your newborn kitten based on the kitten’s age. From week first, to week 4, you can feed your kitten using kitten formula. At the age of five weeks, you can start to feed your kitten a baby food that is made of a combination between dry or canned cat food and kitten formula. At the game of six weeks and above, you can start giving your kitten solid cat food.
How Often the Newborn Kitten Eats
The frequency of newborn kittens eats the food is also a very important thing that you need to notice in taking care of the newborn kitten. Basically, the newborn kitten will eat based on the kitten’s age. Newborn kittens need to be fed frequently about every 2 to 3 hours. When your kitten reaches 3 ounces weight, you need to feed the kitten using kitten formula every 24 hours. You can contact your veterinarian to get some advice about how often you should feed your newborn kitten.
When Newborn Kitten Eyes Will Open
As mentioned above, the kitten is basically born deaf and blind. The newborn kitten's eyes will start to open when the kitten is 2 weeks old. It’s very important for you to not to force open your kitten eyes since it might cause damage to your kitten eyes. Even though the kitten's eyes are opened at the age of two weeks, the kitten vision is still not very good. You also need to pay attention to the symptoms of eyes infection that might appear. Paying attention to eye infection is considered one of the most important parts of newborn kitten care.