You are here:



My family and I have just found a 3 day old kitten. She was probably the runt of the litter based on her size, so the mother abandoned her. We didn't know if she would last the night, but thankfully she did! But now she won't eat anything we try to give her! What should we do??? We are also bringing it to the vet later.

You need to keep them warm and give them food every few hours. However it has to be the right kind of food to provide optimal nutrition at this time in their lives and also not to upset their tummies. it can also be quite difficult to get them to drink as you need a special long teet. the vets should be able to help you with these things. In the mean time try spooning some warm kitten milk into her, not too much though.

Please see this page for more information


best wishes Kate


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

©2017 All rights reserved.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]