That’s a reality: it is not uncommon for shelter staff to deal with orphaned puppies and kittens. However, how many of us are really prepared ? Very often indeed, puppies and kittens are considered - and treated - as “smaller” adults. We tend to use the same approaches, the same logic,… while in fact they are way different !
Did you know for instance that newborn puppies and kittens cannot regulate their body temperature during their first three weeks of life? And that this body temperature is below what we usually found in adult individuals? Did you know they have nearly no immunity right after birth? Did you know they cannot digest starch?
We developed this lecture a couple of years ago and started giving it in different shelters across the country. Since then, thanks to the advances in the field of small animal neonatology & the feedback and questions we regularly receive, its content keeps evolving. Its 2016 version is ready and will provide you with all the most important answers you need to have when dealing with newborn kittens & puppies.
Join us for this online interactive discussion. Anybody can attend, it’s free !