A small cat inspires protection and tenderness, but among recent owners, the question always arises about the best way to feed it, as this will depend on whether or not the animal has been weaned.
For that reason and to dispel doubts, we give you some suggestions on feeding a baby cat in this article. Read on!
Steps to follow:
If, for any reason, you come across a cat that is too small or a newborn that hasn’t yet been weaned, you should be aware that you can only feed it with milk. Specialists indicate that breast milk should be sought in a veterinarian so that the animal can process it, but in an emergency, skimmed milk will work.
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Because the animal is tiny, and the smallest bottles will be huge for it. Therefore it is best to feed it with a three cubic centimeter syringe without the needle. Put the milk up to the top, and press the syringe slowly for the animal to drink, until satisfied.
Suppose the kitten is less than 15 days old, it should eat every 3 hours. If it is between 15 days and a month, every 4 hours, if it is between a month and a month and a half, every 4 to 6 hours, here you can already take the milk in a dish, older than one month and a half can be incorporated solid food mixed with milk or water type porridge.
If your cat is weaned, you should give him special food for puppies, containing all the benefits and nutrients he needs to grow. Ask your veterinarian whether mixing the food with a little water or milk is necessary.
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If you also find a newborn cat on the street, you should feed it and stimulate it to defecate and urinate because, by itself, they cannot. Her mother is in charge of licking her genital area to produce the stimulus. In its absence, soak a little cotton with warm water and pass it over her genitals and her anus. If you do not do it, the kitten is in danger of dying.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff