Natural Remedies

Any Emergency Remedies Can Help a Newborn Kitten Who is Dying?

Posted by Candee (Oh) on 10/28/2017

My cat just had a litter of kittens. One of them is not like the others. She's obviously dying. I don't think I have enough time to run to the feed store to get kitten milk. She's cold and I'm keeping her warm but is there anything I can give her in a dropper that I might have her? Breaks my heart watching her.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hey Candee,

I am sorry to hear about your unthrifty kitten. In my experience not all are born with the right stuff to make it and it sounds like this little baby is one such kitten. Keeping her warm until she passes is the kindest thing you can do.

Replied by Barbara In Sc
23 posts

Pedialyte for children may help. You will need KMR kitten milk replacement or something similar. I'm so sorry. I just went through this recently. Sometimes a kitten is not fully developed and will not be able to take nourishment.

Replied by Barbara
Aiken, South Carolina
23 posts

Corn syrup or honey is an older remedy. Unless she is strong enough to nurse or you can hand feed her, she likely will not survive.

Replied by Barbara GARCIA

I learned that Gerber 2nd foods (little jars of meats, chicken, turkey, ham, and beef) are my husband's and my hero. Our first time pet experience. Chloe cat was abandoned by her mom or found alone for 24 hrs. We waited to see if momma would come back since siblings were gone.

We brought her home and I set some food in front of her, she only looked at it and meowed, ' I'm hungry, ' I replied, 'eat.'.

I didn't know what I was doing and Chloe girl didn't know what food was in the form i presented to her. Luckily for Chloe my husband suggested i tip her nose to touch with it cuz they react by licking their face. It worked!!!!

Then Chloe cat got pregnant at an early age. ( I certainly didn't do any homework) 5 months maybe 5 or 7 since idk what her age was when she came to live with us. Delivering 6 kittens, everyone and Chloe looked fine she nursed they ate dadada. 2-3 days later my Chloe looked like she was dying. On 1st day as I visit her and kittens i stroked her assuring her and i touched the front paws and she'd respond with claws retracting she felt strong, but day 2 when the retracting seemed to be with not as much strength, i rolled it off as tho she's tired of all her busy-ness. No biggie. But day 3, made me call my sister with pro cat experience, crying out to god " please save Chloe!!! ".

She no longer responded to my touch on her front paws. Then when I saw her standing while forcing herself to eat, she lost so much weight i could see her skeletal. That's when my sister, god bless that woman, introduced us to gerber baby foods in little jars 2nd foods meats chicken, turkey is chloe's fave, beef and ham aren't.

I fed her nothing else on command every 2-4 hrs because she was nursing..