Newborn kittens need an ample amount of love and care. Unfortunately, not all kittens are lucky enough to have a mother to pamper them right from their time of birth. Many times, kittens are abandoned and dumped in inhuman places like garbage dumps.
Such acts are a crime and a form of animal cruelty as the kittens are so small that their eyes are still closed and their delicate bodies are exposed to harsh weather conditions. Taking care of such kittens requires a lot of patience, care and immense love that should emanate deep within the heart. A newborn kitten is as innocent and delicate as a child.
How to Take Care of Newborn Kittens
While feeding milk through the feeding bottle, always keep a cloth and a bowl of water handy. These newborns are quite a messy lot. Also wrap a towel around your hands as they tend to claw you all throughout the feeding process.
Newborn kittens require to be fed every two hours. Check with your local veterinary hospital to know about the accurate measurement of ingredients and nutritional supplements to be given to them.
Hygiene is also of utmost importance. Always change the bedding at regular intervals and wipe the felines down with a gentle and moist warm cloth. The face and the bottom area should be wiped clean. The kitten will slowly learn to deal with things on its own as it grows up.
Often, newborn kittens tend to cry, or rather squeak instead of meow throughout the day. You need to keep a check on them to know how they are getting along. They may cry because they are hungry or even when they are lonely.
These tips should help you to keep these tiny creatures healthy and happy. Always take the advice of a vet for their diet plan. With time, these tiny newborns grow up to turn into beautiful and furry cats. And in them, you will find a loving companion.