Supplies

KITTENS 101

• ASSESS THE SITUATION

ASSESSING KITTENS

• NOTHING’S OPEN

MEDICAL TRIAGE

• SUPPLIES

WARMING KITTENS

FEEDING KITTENS

LITTER BOX TRAINING

CREATING SPACE

GROOMING

• SOCIALIZATION

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What you need to care for the kittens you found will depend on their age, health, and if Momma Cat is still in the picture.

If kittens are alone you will need the following supplies:

 

Bottle Babies (0-3 weeks)

  • Carrier Heating source (pad, Snuggle Safe, rice sock)
  • Blanket/Towels
  • KMR/Goat’s Milk
  • Bottle
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Miracle nipple (if kitten rejects standard nipple)
  • Karo syrup

Gruel Babies (3-5 weeks)

  • Carrier, Crate, or Pen
  • Heating source (pad, Snuggle Safe, rice sock)
  • Blankets
  • Metal bowls
  • Wet kitten food
  • Dry kitten food
  • Small litter box
  • Scooper
  • KMR/Goat’s Milk
  • Bottle
  • Kitchen Scale

Weaned Kittens

  • Carrier
  • Blankets
  • Metal bowls
  • Wet food
  • Dry food
  • Litter
  • Litter box
  • Scooper

If Momma Cat is still with the kittens, regardless of age, you will also need the following for her:

  • Wet cat food
  • Dry cat food
  • Water
  • Small food dishes or plates
  • Towels
  • A large box or crate
  • Litter box
  • Scooper
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