Should you be giving probiotics to orphaned kittens?

Probiotics may help orphaned kittens suffering from diarrhea. But how do you get the probiotics into the kitten? Orphaned kittens frequently have digestive problems, including diarrhea. This can be caused by a number of factors including stress, infection and dietary change. Giving probiotics may help prevent or reduce the severity of diarrhea, but getting them… Learn More

How to get an orphaned kitten to urinate and defecate

Mama cats use their rough tongues to get their kittens to urinate and defecate. Orphaned kittens have to rely on their foster parents to help them do that. But how? In this video, veterinarian Dr. Laurie Peek, Maddie’s Executive Leadership Team, narrates a step-by-step guide to get any human up to feline mother standards in… Learn More

How to wean an orphaned kitten onto solid food

Do you think your orphaned kittens are ready for solid foods, but aren’t sure how to make the switch? Orphaned kittens transition from formula to solid foods at about 3-4 weeks of age as their teeth start to come in. This change of diet can create a big mess for you, and tummy troubles for… Learn More

Secrets of bottle-feeding orphaned kittens

Few things can make more of a difference in an animal shelter than saving the lives of orphaned kittens, which usually requires the loving dedication of foster homes. Here’s the good news, though: Bottle-feeding these fragile little ones is easy once you understand a few basic points. In this short, step-by-step video guide, bottle-feeders will… Learn More

Perfectly imperfect senior dog finally meets his match

What’s the definition of the perfect dog? Depends on who you ask. But one thing was for sure – I knew I wasn’t it. Unless the definition was “an anxious ten year old Jack Russell terrier mix who chases his tail and doesn’t get along with other dogs…” but I’m smarter than that. It only took… Learn More

What you may not know about heartworm in dogs and cats

It’s Heartworm Awareness Month. Do you know as much as you think you do about heartworm disease in dogs and cats? Feline Heartworm Infection: The big surprise! Yes, we said cats. While only 5 percent of cats are on heartworm preventive, the American Heartworm Society reports rates of diagnosed heartworm infections in cats are on the… Learn More

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