Dedicated to the
Health and Welfare of All Cats
Font Size

Care of Neonatal Kittens

Jul 01, 2008
Lawler, D. F. (2008). "Neonatal and pediatric care of the puppy and kitten." Theriogenology 70(3): 384-392.

The few weeks from birth to weaning is an intensive period of adjustment to the extrauterine environment and preparation for the stresses of post-weaning development. The first 4 weeks of life are a high-risk time for abnormal developmental problems, environmental stressors, and infectious diseases. This review article covers the most common problems veterinarians may face in kittens from birth to weaning, such as low birth weight, hypoxia, failure of passive transfer, hypoglycemia, dehydration, and nutrition.
>> PubMed Abstract

Related articles:
Sparkes, A. H., K. Rogers, et al. (2006). "A questionnaire-based study of gestation, parturition and neonatal mortality in pedigree breeding cats in the UK." J Feline Med Surg 8(3): 145-57.
>> PubMed Abstract

neonatal kitten pediatric

More on cat health:

Winn Feline Foundation Library
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Pin with us on Pinterest
Join us on Google+