I am a persian breeder, and had a litter of 6 babies born on Oct.27. afternoon. the next morning 1 baby was dead. It was very tiny. I have 1 that will not nurse from mom oe even latch on. I am currently feeding with a syringe but never know exactly what bay is taking in. I heard of tube feeding but can not get the supplies. kitten is doing o.k. but I feel it needs more food intake. it will not suck a kitten nurser bottle. I have never had or done this before, so can anyonr plase help. my local vet ( not the one I use anymore) says not to force feed. but baby needs to eat more and I need to learn how to feed right amounts
If you force feed, it could do more harm then good. I would suggest talking to another vet. The kitten may have something wrong with it, you never know. Most newborn kitten and puppies eat very little.