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If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

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1 If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. ~ Isaiah 58:10 ESV

2 PAWS needs you! The KITTENS need you! YOU can make the difference! Life-Saving Goal: 250 Kittens Traits needed to become a neonatal foster: commitment, dedication, reliability, motivation, passion, loyalty

3 5-7 Team Members will be attached to 1 Team Leader Kittens come in from ACC: Initial Physical Care Plan will be established Matched up with a Team by the Team Leader The Library System - Pick up at 4-6PM. Drop off 3-5PM At PAWS PAWS will provide supplies and are expected to be exclusively used. When the kittens become 6 weeks of age, PAWS will process the kittens for adoption

4 * Dedication, Reliability, Dependability Motivated Loyalty Passionate * Team player * Caring * Follow directions * PLUS… * Team spokesperson for their litter * Coordinator * Team scheduler * Assure kittens are picked up EVERYDAY! * Emergency Contact RECOMMENDATIONS: *Exchange contact info * Communicate Everyday!!!- changing situation

5 * The Check-out Process * Pick up at 4-6PM Drop off 3-5 PM Next Day At PAWS * Pick up in Volunteer office * Go through checklist (notebook) * Check your kittens * Log weight * supply bag Re-stocked * Off you go…

6 * Carrier/ Cover blanket/Heating pad * Notebook: * Take home list * Calendar * Age/Development Goals * Kitten Development Log * Weight/Eating/Elimination * KMR/RC Baby Cat- canned/dry * 3 Bottles/Syringe feeding * Karo Syrup * Q-tips * Towels/Absorption pads * Thermometer * +/- litter pan-Cat litter

7 * Very important!!! Disease Transmission * Bottle care * Rinse in Hot running water after every use * Kitten care * Clean mouth/front paws/ elimination * Rinse (no soap) ONLY if you can 100% dry (blow dry) * Housing care- Carrier * frequent changes of absorption pads – cut the soiled out? * Wash hands between before and after handling * Use good sanitation practices * No Harsh Chemicals- * Use Dish Detergent and Water * Avoid Mixing Litters/Pets

8 * WARMTH- Housing * 0-2 weeks ~96-99 F * 2-4 weeks ~ 98-100 F * 4-6 weeks ~100-101 F * SUGAR- Nutrition * Sleep * Elimination

9 * Carrier covered with a blanket in a Quiet non-drafty area. * Heating pad (w/o auto shut-off) LOW Secured under towels Absorbance pads top layer ½ the Den (Cool side/Warm side) Temperature control 86-90 F first week 80-85 F second-third week 74-79 F fourth week * MAKE IT EASY!!!= Isolation is THE SECRET!! * Hypothermia = WARMTH!

10 * Supplement with hair dryer after bath * Bean bag microwave warmers (rice socks) during return phase * Keep Carrier COVERED * Store in a warm room of the house * Take Temp as often as needed!! (Lube) * Attempt to warm them with your body heat


12 * Mix 1 Part(tablespoon) to 2 parts H20 * Mix up in closeable container * Shake well * Pour into bottle * No need to blend * Heat bottle under running hot tap water * Mixed enough for your 24 hours * Refrigerate excess for next feeding * Do Not Give other milks including * Cows milk! * Other Kitten Milk Replacers

13 Age In WeeksAverage Weight mL of KMR per Day Feedings per Day 14 Oz (112g)326 27 Oz (196g)564 310 Oz (280g)803 413 Oz1043 51 lbs1283 Stomach Capacity in Neonates ( 4ml/100g) Weigh daily @ Newborn ~2-3.5 ounces Daily weight gain 0-2 weeks ~0.35 ounce/day 2-4 weeks ~0.5 ounce/day 1teaspoon= 5mLs 1tablespoon= 15mLs 1ounce= 28 grams Stomach Capacity per Feeding 4 mLs 8 mLs 11.2 mLs 14.5 mLs 18 mLs YOUR TARGET

14 * Warm milk – Hot Running Water/Microwave * Wash your hands- Create a Nest * Open mouth with tip of finger- slip nipple in * Hold kitten vertical/slightly sternal with head between thumb and index finger * Very lightly squeeze to allow the kitten to taste the milk. * Eventually kitten will latch on, continue with light pressure on the bottle to help suckle reflex. * Will stop when full – Pear-shaped * Burp the baby

15 * Rubbing forehead or stroking back to mimic moms stimulation * Try changing nipple sizes * Try rewarming bottle * Give 2 nd and 3 rd chances * Feed kitten like a baby * Force feed-Pressure wash kitten * Rely on Syringe feeding. =starvation + aspiration

16 * 4.5-5 weeks(1 month old) * Biting/chewing the nipple- extreme milk consumption * ½ teaspoon RC canned + ½ formulated KMR per kitten in a shallow bowl * Offer syringe tasting before milk * To start – at feedings * Offer warm gruel 3-5 min before bottle. * Offer shallow litter pan in carrier * Offer dry kibble in carrier * Allow for exploration. * Eventually offer only kibble.

17 * Be Patient!!! * RC + KMR in applesauce form * Entice with syringe tasting; Offer when kittens are hungry. * Warm gruel in microwave stir with your finger. * Maintain kittens on Baby Food(chicken or turkey ONLY no additives) * Use canned kitten food other than PAWS supplied food =Diarrhea * Leave Gruel out

18 * 1-4 weeks * Needs to be done till eating solid food * Rub anal/genital area with warm cotton ball/Q-tip in a back and forth motion * Rub till results * Defecation once a day/ Urination every time * Take note of Frequency/Quality and report any abnormalities

19 * Any Medical condition should be brought to the attention * 1st TREAT THE KITTEN >Fading Kitten Syndrome Protocol * Get Temperature- Warming Procedure * Raise Blood Glucose- Karo Syrup (Every 2 Hrs) * Call Team leader * Alert PAWS Staff Next day. * Maintain Fading Kitten Syndrome Protocol WATCH CLOSELY- not an emergency Ataxia Loss of Appetite Heavy Abdominal Breathing/ Panting Diarrhea Coughing; Wheezing or Sneezing Lack of Urination or Defecation– in 24 Hours Notify Clinic/Team Members Next Day URGENT issues: Profuse Bleeding= Not Good Extreme Lethargy/Depression Mentation Sudden Unconsciousness; Breathing heavily, gasping, breath interval is low Head slumped in food/water bowl and cant wake up: Vocalization; Circling Staggering; Body is completely limp and non-responsive: FADING KITTEN SYNDROME PROTOCOL

20 * Aspiration * FKS * URI * Ringworm * Kitten Diarrhea * Other Stuff * Hypoglycemia * Hypothermia * Diaper Rash * Prepucial Nursing

21 * Formula in the Lungs * Forcing Syringe Feedings * Squeezing Nursing Milk Bottle Firmly Pat kittens back until you hear a cough If no coughing, turn baby upside down (tail over head) and shake GENTLY, then pat back again Notify Clinic/Team Members

22 * Viral, Bacterial, Dehydration, Hypoglycemia, Hypothermia * Clinical Signs * Sudden obtunded * Vomit/spit-up * Found unconscious * Vocalization * Ataxia/Falling over * This kitten doesnt look right? Fading Kitten Syndrome Protocol

23 * Treatment * HEAT, SUGAR, FLUIDS * Wrap kitten in heating source/pad, protected with a blanket, like a burrito * Take Temp every 1hr * Karo syrup on the gums/under tongue every hour * Call team Leader for support * Notify Clinic/Team Members

24 Clinical signs: Ophthalmic Sinus Congestion Oral Ulceration Calici/Herpes.Ect Treatment: Notify Clinic/Team Members Wipe eyes with warm cotton ball. Opht ointment/Oral Abx Viral Characteristics: Persist in the Environment Live on hands/clothes Vaccination

25 * Dermatophytosis Zoonotic Round Dry Scaly Hairless lesions Extremely Pruritic Viral Characteristics: Extremely persistent in the environment. Fomites Treatment: Notify Clinic /Team Members Oral Anti-fungal Betadine 10% spot treatment

26 Zoonotic; Salmonella, E.Coli Dehydration Diaper Rash Electrolyte Imbalance Sepsis/Hypoglycemia Disruption of Digestive Microflora Viral, Bacteria Disease Characteristics: Source of Secondary Infection Sepsis Treatment: Notify Clinic/Team Members Possible SQ Fluids Digestive Enzymes +/- Oral Abx

27 * Hypothermia * Hypoglycemia * Diaper Rash * Notify Clinic/Team Members * Desitin * Umbilical/Prepucial Nursing * Notify Clinic/Team Members * Generally Harmless * Check frequently for tissue damage

28 * Instructional Videos- Watch Later * Youtube Video on how to feed and care for bottle babies: * Youtube video on how to feed and care for gruel babies:

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