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How to feed an unweaned kitten? Which ideal diet?

How to feed an unweaned kitten? Which ideal diet?

Despite the fact that sustaining an unweaned little cat may appear to be diverting or charming, it is a troublesome and thorough act that ought not be trifled with, and that one should rehearse just when one's mom can not don't have any desire to deal with him, which happens in some cases for different reasons. 

As a matter of first importance, it is essential to characterize what is an unweaned little cat: it is a cat, who isn't yet autonomous, who will even now need his mom to accommodate his essential needs and subsequently to endure. Find the proper behavior with a little cat conveyed to himself, unfit to fight for himself.


In which cases should we feed an unweaned kitten?

At the point when a feline conceives an offspring under ordinary conditions, it intuitively deals with every one of its little cats, which won't require the mediation of the man. Sadly, there are numerous cases wherein a's litter, even a couple or even the full degree, don't get the consideration of their mom; The reasons might be differing : 

the passing of the mother: obviously, it is amazingly miserable, yet it can occur. Regardless of whether it is on the grounds that the mother is excessively frail at the season of birth that she is a lot of a push to surrender to it, or that there is a mishap during the birth, the mother can sadly kick the bucket and the whole degree will be conveyed to itself. As it were, without the mediation of the man, she will get no opportunity of survival.
forsaking little cats by the mother: frequently, this happens on the grounds that the mother's condition of wellbeing does not enable her to breastfeed, generally her maternal impulse would dominate. Here, her survival nature wins, driving her to forsake her kids to their destiny, to secure her very own life. It will at that point be dependent upon the man to dominate, to give these little ones a shot of survival. 

too enormous a litter: a feline for the most part puts down a litter of somewhere in the range of four and six little cats, up to nine without peril. Past, the range is frequently unreasonably huge for the mother to deal with all, and particularly all breastfeed. It will shockingly need to "settle on a decision" and leave the weakest, to protect the lives of those with the most obvious opportunity with regards to survival. It might appear to be pitiless, yet it is extremely just a characteristic reflex. As an ace, it will be important to see during breastfeeding in the event that at least one of the offspring are put aside by the mother, on account of an excessive number of little cats. 

at least one frail individual (s): this is as yet a characteristic reflex of the mother, which may appear to be extremely savage, however in nature, for most warm blooded creatures, if a mother feels at least one of her whelps is too powerless to even think about surviving, she will want to disregard them, as though they were at that point denounced. In this manner, she will give herself more to the survival of the little ones who appear to her more grounded. Here too as an ace, it will be important to watch if a few cats are secured during breastfeeding. If so, at that point it will be important to assume responsibility for them. 

Feeding an unweaned kitten: how to proceed? With which food?

If you need to take care of an unweaned kitten, you will have to make an appointment with a veterinarian as soon as possible, especially if it is the only one to be put aside, because it could have a genetic or other abnormality, who pushed the mother to part with it. The veterinarian will, if necessary, carry out examinations to find out what is wrong with the baby, and he will advise you on how to proceed with the kitten, especially with regard to food.

Once back home (or even before you go to the vet if you have time), it will install a "nest" for the abandoned or abandoned. So prefer a plastic box with edges high enough that they can not escape, you will cover the bottom of towels, it will change very regularly (small at this age is obviously not yet own).

It will also be necessary to keep warm, since newborns do not yet have the ability to move, or even to tremble to increase their body temperature. It will therefore be necessary to store the nest box near a radiator, so that it reaches about 30 ° C. If the child is alone, adding hot-water-filled bottles to towels can also help maintain proper temperature, since he will not be able to snuggle up against his siblings as he would under normal conditions. . However, it will be necessary to regularly change the water of the bottles so that they maintain the good temperature.

Colostrum: a substance essential for the survival of the kitten

During the primary feedings of little guys and as long as 48 hours in the wake of calving, the mother transmits colostrum to her young. This substance is fundamental for their survival, since if their invulnerable framework is practical, it stays youthful and in this manner inadequate. Along these lines, by drinking colostrum, the little cat assimilates the antibodies of his mom, which shields him from germs conceivably present in his condition. 

At the point when the little cat does not approach this maternal colostrum, it turns out to be amazingly powerless against all infections. It will be important to connect in all respects rapidly with a veterinarian (inside 15 hours after the birth to the greatest), so he can infuse a counterfeit colostrum to him, accordingly enabling him to be secured versus his condition.

The kitten's diet: the choice of milk

The first reflex that a human could have to feed a kitten is to give him cow's milk. However, this is a mistake, since this milk, intended for the base for animals much larger than the kitten (in this case the calf), will not be suitable at all. This milk contains far too much casein and lactose, which will cause digestive difficulties to the kitten, in addition to not bring him enough energy.

It will therefore be necessary to discuss it with your veterinarian, who will prescribe you most often a maternal milk for powdered kitten, which will have to be diluted with water. This milk may be found in some veterinarians, some pharmacies or pet shops. It will be necessary to read well the instructions in order to follow scrupulously the indicated doses to be diluted in the water.

Finally, there is a "homemade recipe" for making milk for a kitten: it consists of adding egg yolk and cream 12% fat to cow's milk, but this solution must remain temporary, only while waiting to see the veterinarian or to obtain the appropriate breast milk.

The right way to feed a kitten

Of course, before the age of three weeks, the kitten can not yet lapping the milk, it will be necessary to give it to the bottle. Most of the time, it is present in the box of milk powder. If not, you can find suitable models for kitten in pharmacy or at a veterinarian.

The milk should also be warmed to a temperature of about 38.5 ° C. Above, the milk would burn the digestive system of the kitten, and underneath, it would cause hypothermia in the latter.

Finally, the kitten will have to be fed a very large number of times a day, number which will decrease as it grows, while adapting the quantity according to the indications appearing on the box of the milk:

8 meals a day the first week,
6 meals a day the second week,
5 meals a day the third week,
4 meals a day the fourth week,
3 or 4 meals a day until weaning.
Beginning in the fourth week, you can start adding milk to kitten kibble to gradually get used to solid food. From two months, the milk can be stopped to go exclusively kibble for kittens.


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