Dangers of Fading Kitten Syndrome

Kittens lose weight precipitously or stop properly gaining weight. 

Rapid Weight Loss  

Noticeable decrease in energy, movement, and nursing over short period.

Lethargy & Weakness

Hypothermia sets in as kittens cannot maintain proper body heat.  

Lower Body Temperature   

 Prematurity, infections, parasites, cleft palate, illness, inadequate nursing, and genetics.   


Seek immediate vet assistance to diagnose underlying cause and treat symptoms.  

Veterinary Care Essential

Syringe or bottle feed formula to stabilize weight and nutrition.  

Supplemental Feedings  

Gently warm fading kittens using incubators, hot water bottles or body heat.

Raise Body Heat  

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