Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Like cats and dogs?

Image from lifewithcats.tv
Panda the kitten was found sitting on a sidewalk when he was so small he hadn't even opened his eyes yet. A woman found him and rushed him to a vet, who determined the kitten was only a week old. 

Taking care of a newborn kitten is a round-the-clock commitment, and Panda's good samaritan knew the kitten needed experienced care. The Helen Woodward Center just outside San Diego agreed to take him in.

Normally, the kitten's mom will provide everything the newborn needs during the first four weeks of life - feeding, keeping warm, developing social skills, and learning to excrete on their own. Newborn kittens nurse every 1-2 hours. If you ever need to care for a cat this young, contact your veterinarian to learn how to bottle feed the cat, and use commercial milk replacer. Cow's milk is too hard to digest.

Now, Panda is in foster care with an experienced caregiver, and he has made a special friend who helps make sure he gets everything the needs: Shadow the dog. Shadow takes the task as fostermom seriously, and makes sure the kitten is safe and happy.

When Panda first met Shadow, he was so small the dog's ear could work as a blanket!

Image from lifewithcats.tv

~ Maria Sadowski ~


  1. Sweet little kitten and how kind of shadow! Hope it all works out for Panda.

  2. I hope so too, awful to be on one's own at that age. Very sweet dog - I doubt my dogs would be so kind.