The importance of record keeping for neonatal kittens.
Updated: Jan 27, 2019
One of the most important tasks in caring for neonatal kittens is record keeping! This may seem like a tedious task, but when you are sleep deprived from 2 hourly feeds, it is so easy to forget details and lose track of time.
For kittens 4 weeks and under, the following should be recorded every feed:
Amount of formula consumed
If the kitten urinated/defecated
If the faeces are abnormal (diarrhoea, colour change, blood present)
Any medications administered
Overall demeanor of the kitten (bright/lethargic)
Any other additional observations
By having detailed records, it's much easier to track each kitten's progress, and allows you to accurately assess their health and provide treatment if necessary.