How to Prepare Your Kitten Kit To Be A Super Hero for Kittens

Prepare for this.

Prepare for this.

Since my last post was about kittens and kitten season, I spent much of my weekend napping. The other parts I spent eating, and in between I pondered kittens. I specifically pondered how you can prepare yourselves for the season. Picture this scenario:

::phone rings::

You: Hello?

Friend: Hey, you. I’m calling because I found three kittens. They’re only three weeks old. Should I take them to my local open-admission shelter?

You: No! Call a no-kill shelter first.

Friend: I did, but they’re full and said that I need to foster them. I can’t do it.

This, dear reader, is where you have a chance to be a hero to three little tiny lives. This is where you can say:

You: I am prepared for this! Thanks to Crepes, I have everything I need! Bring me the kittens and I will foster them until they’re ready to adopt!

Great answer! You are now a super hero.

Be a kitten super hero!

Be a kitten super hero!

Here’s a list of a few things you’ll need to prepare yourself to give this life-saving answer:

  • A heating pad without auto off. Baby kittens need to stay warm, so a heating pad is essential. Place it under HALF the box so they can get away if it gets too warm.
  • Kitten Bottles. If they’re under six weeks old, you’ll need to feed them with bottles every few hours.
  • KMR powder. Powdered versions are easy to keep in your kitten kit.
  • Canned kitten food for older kittens (around four weeks as you begin to wean).
  • Pee Pads. They line the box and help keep the kitten area clean.
  • Towels. Kittens are messy. Wash them daily (the towels, not the kittens.)
  • Hand Sanitizer. Until you know the kittens are healthy, sanitize and wash after EVERY handling, especially before petting your own cats.
  • A smock. This goes with the hand sanitizer. Cuddle kittens while keeping your own clothes clean.
  • Sandles. These are to be worn only in the kitten room to keep your feet clean and to stop you from tracking any viruses through the rest of your house.
  • A tiny litter box. Grease trap aluminum pans for your grill work great and are the perfect tiny size. Use a clean one and throw it out when it’s dirty
  • A little food scale and bowl to weigh tiny ones or a baby scale to weigh larger kitties
  • Plain clay litter
Note the pee pad and towels.

Note the pee pad and towels.

That’s what we keep in our kit here so that we’re always prepared, just in case!

UPDATE: We updated our list per some great suggestions from Random Felines, a blog that’s all about foster kittens and a lady behind it who does great work as a foster mom!

Now get out there and be a kitten super hero!

Love,

Crepes.

PS. Did I miss anything in the kit? What do you keep in yours? Tell me in the comments!