My little orphaned kitten, Julian.

by Amber Detamore
(Tampa, Florida USA)



15 days ago my husband found a little orphaned kitten out by our garbage cans. It still had the placenta attached. He has been doing very well. I am feeding him KMR formula. He eats 2and 1/2 teaspoons every 3 hours at this point. He now weighs 11 ozs. His eyes opened at 10 days old. Yesterday I noticed his butt was red and irritated as well as a little spot on his tail by his butt. Today it is even worse much more red and now he is crying when I wipe him after his feeds to help him potty. I bought him some of the pre-soaped baby wash rags to clean him because they seem softer than paper towels. Also, I have been putting vasaline on him after his cleanings. He has an appointment with the vet in 2 weeks for his first visit. Is there anything I can do for him now? Such as an antibiotic ointment? Would that be safe?

Answer by Kate
What a lucky little guy finding you. he looks like he will o from stregnth to stregth.

I wouldn't put any cream on him in case he licks it off. Just keep him clean in that area until you see the vet.

he may have worms which could be causing the redness but at his age I am not sure if you could worm him yet. the vet will be able to advise on that.

All I can say is that if the redness becomes worse, see if you can see the vet sooner. they even be able to advise over the phone.

best wishes Kate

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