I have just taken in 2 six week old Kittens that had been abandoned, I have only had them since Sunday night. I already have one cat who has taken his role as big brother quite quickly. Now my concern is the behaviour of one of the kittens as she seems so unhappy and is very shy/timid and starts to shake and sometimes cries when I handle her, she seems to be eating ok and I have just treated them both for fleas and worms (the squirty stuff on the back of the necks), the other girl is absolutely fine in her behaviour. I really don't know what to do as she is so unhappy so any advice would be fab
dont worry its only been a few days just give her lots of gentle handling cuddle close into your body and be confident she will realse that you are not going to hurt her and should gain confidence she is young enough to come round , i have turned round feral born foster kittens of this age and usually by the second week they are climbing on my lap for attention
for the fleas you can see get a flea comb or kids nit comb and a cup with water and washing up liquid in it drop the fleas straight into the water the washing up liquid drowns them as they cant breathe
no different for short or long haired kittens and by tommorow morning hopefully the spray stuff will have started to kill some of the live fleas aww they sound georgous love ragdolls and get some soft furniture spray aswell and lightly spray this in the area they have slept as fleas lay eggs continually so you dont get a repeat when the eggs lay
Comb as often as she will allow and spray ur home. Fleas on such young kittens can be fatal
She's young and probably traumatized she just needs time to get used to things. Carry on being kind like u r and she will learn to trust you. Having said that rag folks are apparently so placid u can throw them across a room and they stay there ( was written in a cat book have never thrown a cat!!) do I would keep An eye in the behaviour for sure. She may need a vet.
Have already tried bob martin flea drops and they don't seem to of had any effect , will get some spray tomorrow and a comb . Oh n there is some pics on my profile of them if you would like a peek,think I will ring the vet tomorrow also as id be devastated if anything happened to them . Can anybody recommend a good flea spray as I have already got two bombs
Six weeks unfortunately is too young for most treatments do please don't use anythin without being done by a vet. They may well have a spray they can use that is safe in kittens. Agree frontline is the best. Comb her for now alot and get her to a vet as soon as possible as she may be within a weight range for something they could use.
Most of the Bob Martin products are crap and the reviews for thier flea and worm treatment are seriously bad. People have reported thier animals being seriously ill and in some cases having thier pets dying after using them.
Most vets do not recommend Bob martin.
With kittens so young its probably best to use frontline spray (from the vets), i have used this in the past and it kills the fleas more or less straight away, but anyway i'm sure the vet will give you appropriate advice
I am guessing that the timid one is petrifed and will take a little time to come round. 6 weeks is very young and she probably doesnt understand what is going on. you say they were abandoned was this out on the street or someone that had a mum cat who abandoned the kittens? Have they had much handling?
Just keep reassuring her and she will soon settle in.
Took the girls to the vets today, they are not 6 weeks they are just naturally small kitties (iyswim) they are about 10 weeks old , the Vet gave me frontline and sold me some RIP flea's which i have gone over the house with and im also going to use a couple of flea bombs tomorrow to be extra safe just hope it works