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New born kitten

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Since you don't have any symptoms or concerns with Oreo, I'll give you a general answer that should help you.

Firstly, ensure that the kitten is kept in a warm, draft-free environment, as they cannot regulate their body temperature well at this age.

Feeding is another critical aspect. If the mother cat is not present or unable to nurse, you'll need to feed the kitten with a kitten milk replacer, available at pet stores, every two to three hours. Do not feed cow's milk as it can cause digestive upset. After feeding, gently stimulate the kitten's genital area with a warm, damp cloth to encourage urination and defecation, which mimics the mother's licking.

Hydration is also essential. Offer small amounts of water frequently.

Keep an eye out for any discharge from the eyes or nose, which could suggest an infection that needs to be addressed. Diarrhea or constipation in a kitten can be serious and should be promptly addressed. A healthy kitten's gums should be pink; pale gums could indicate anemia or blood loss, which is an emergency.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.