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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking NEW KITTEN ( soon pic, and need help )

Hi, Well I love animals and my mom and dad come home with a kitten like 5 minutes ago. I have never have a kitten under 2 mounths, it's about 6-8 weeks ( looks like ) But I do have other cats and i can't bring her to the vet till tuesday. I know small kittens may have worms and I know she has fleas. I'm keeping her away from the other pets for a while but I don't know if i can give her a flea treatment ( frountline ) or a light flea bath yet. Is she too young? I'll have pics soon too o0o and I don't know if she knows how to use the litter box yet do I have to teach her or do you think just a little guildence will help. I have been puting the one droping she made in the litter box but she didn't really know where it was.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-29-2006, 07:20 AM
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Just went through this myself 2 weeks ago lol. My vet said not to use the frontline or advantage until at least 8 weeks. He suggested until I could get him in to bath him in just a bit of "Dawn" dish detergent. That brand only as something in it will kill the live fleas. Just dont get it on his head/face and rinse very well. Dry him with towels from the clothes dryer nice and warm. Then use a flea comb. He also gave me "Capstar" which is only about $4.00 and can be given to as small as 2lb dogs/cats. It's a small tablet and the fleas literally fall off them in about an hour and it works very well. It's great for a quick treatment and can be repeated in 24 hours if reinfested. Also keep him quarantined from the other cats until he gets checked for worms and also for feline HIV, etc. After that then it's fine to introduce them. When I gave the Capstar you could see the fleas dropping off dead in a matter of 1 hour and he was flea free by the next day. I gave it to all 3 cats just to be on the safe side as even 1 flea can cause infestation. Good luck on your new kitty!! (top of where you post there is looks like a "postcard" saying "insert image". Put your url the little popup when you click it. Here it is for you

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what a cutie! Congrats!! Yeah, don't use frontline or thosethings on one so young. Wait a couple more weeks. But like SwC said... Dawn can be helpful. Keep her in one room so youdon't infest you house with the fleas...


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What an adorable little kitten. Congratulations and good luck with the fleas.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-29-2006, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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thankyou guys soooo much! OK well we are now going to the vet tomorrow and I'll try the Dawn. Thankyou so much ( I love this site, and the people )

Well she is doing fine and is so playful. She kept me up till 1 then woke me up at 3 and 5:30. I stayed up when she woke me up at 5:30 I was so mad but just one look at her face makes it all go away lol... My dachshund is a little afraid of her, but she seems to like her better than my other cat. Well Thankyou again!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-29-2006, 01:18 PM
 
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congrats!!!!!!!! Your parents are the best! All the best to Bella
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o0o she is also teething I think because she keeps chewin my fingers. Any thing home made I can do for her?
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My kittens one is 16 weeks and the other is about 8 weeks now both chew on my fingers but all most like they are trying to nurse. I also catch the older one sucking on the tip of his tail and kneading the couch or his blankets lol. Just plenty of healthy toys. I mixed a little bit of KMR in thier food also the first 2 weeks as we werent really sure on thier ages at first. Again ask your vet about "Capstar" as it will kill all fleas in a matter of an hour or so with no ill effects to the kitten. I use it now rather than applying any advantage or like products as it's one dose and it's done without worry. Cost about $4.00 also which is significantly cheaper than the others.
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how well is she eating? one trick that we always used for kittens at that age was instead of adding a lot of water to the kitten chow, try adding a little cottage cheese to it instead. it's easy on their stomach and encourages them to eat more of their food. as for litter training, just keep her box close to her food (i wouldn't recommend right next to it - kittens are messy with litter!). most cats don't even need you to show them. just put her in the litter box so she can smell her poo you put in there and she should get the idea just fine.

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Good luck with her! How did the bath with Dawn go?

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