Artificial feeding of kittens


The need for artificial feeding of kittens occurs if the kittens are left without a mother as a result of some tragic accident or if the mother cat refuses to feed her kittens. It also happens that she cannot feed her whole litter. This is where it is necessary to take a competent approach to the organization of artificial feeding of kittens.

Moreover, the case is not limited to feeding. Particular importance, in this case, is given to hygienic care. The owner becomes a caring parent for the kitten. It is not as difficult as it may seem at first sight, but with some knowledge:

  1. Special formulas adapted for small kittens can replace the milk of the mother cat. They not only allow you to feed the kitten, but also provide kittens with all the necessary components for the growing body. The exception is ready-made antibodies, which are only produced by the mother’s body and are simply not included in the formula. This, of course, is bad, but do not despair. Protect your little kitten from disease by preventing your little kitten from meeting street germs.

Today, almost all major pet food manufacturers, produce special mixes adapted for kittens, which you can buy at the pet store.

  1. In case it is impossible to buy the mixture urgently, and your pet is waiting for help, you can prepare the following composition:
  • 180 g. milk;
  • one egg yolk;
  • one teaspoon of sugar.

In case the baby does not suck well, you just need to buy a special bottle in a pet store or veterinary pharmacy. A simple eyedropper will also allow you to get out of the situation.

Be sure to sterilize all these items before feeding.

To avoid the kitten feeling abandoned by her mother you can do the following: take a broad brush, moisten it with warm and boiled water and stroke the kitten’s fur. As a result, you will get the effect of caring licking of the baby by the “mother”.

  1. That’s it. If you have done all the actions immediately, then call a veterinarian to examine the kitten. Only a specialist will give you a lot of useful advice and, having objectively assessed the baby’s condition, will make recommendations on care.