First of all, cut a rectangular strip from the base of the glove. In my example I am using a piece of paper, but you can see what I mean.
- Always (ALWAYS!) check the milk temperature on your wrist before feeding the kitten.
- Cow milk causes severe diarrhea and kill kittens; if you can't go to the petshop to buy speciall kitten formula and the baby is too hungry and dehydrated, you can give it canned milk, but only as an emergency measure. If you really want your kitten to live, you need to buy special formula as soon as possible.
- If the kitten struggles too much while you try to feed it, I suggest wrapping it in a towel and leaving only its head out. It will keep it still and reduce the mess, too.
- After feeding it, soak a bit of the towel into warm water and gently rub its tummy from the middle toward the anus. Repeat a few times, always from the middle towards the back. This stimulates their intestines and helps really small kittens to urinate and efficate; it is what their mother does with her tongue. Again, make sure to check the temperature of the towel on your wrist before using it on the kitten.
- Very small kittens can't maintan body temperature. If you have a hot bottle or a small heating pad you can use, please do. Make sure it is not in direct touch with the kitten's skin. Wrap the pad or bottle in a towel or a cloth before placing it in the box.
- If the kitten is really small and it has not drank any of its mom's milk, chances are it won't make it. Their mother's milk contains antibodies than kitten formula cannot provide them with. Don't feel bad if that happens, it really isn't your fault. There is a 10% possibility it will pull through. It's worth fighting for.