What If Mom Never Comes Back?
Sometimes, the mother cat will not return to the kitten, or you may find that she is dead and will not return. In this case, you need to take immediate action.
First, please call the veterinarian. They can ensure that you have taken all the necessary steps to provide the kitten with the greatest chance of survival.
The first thing you need to pay attention to is to keep the kitten warm. Kittens are at greater risk of starvation due to hypothermia when they are young.
After making sure that the kittens have warmed up, if they are less than four weeks old or do not eat solid food, they need to start feeding them every two to three hours. Don’t give them milk. You need to buy kitten milk substitutes. Please strictly follow the instructions on the label.
Kittens cannot go to the toilet by themselves when they are very young. You need to wipe them under their tails with a warm towel. This is the only way they can urinate and defecate at that age.
Again, ask the veterinarian for further advice.