Posts Tagged ‘Kitten’
Question: how much friskies (soft food) should i feed a kitten?
how much friskies (soft food, 5.5 oz) should i feed a 2 month old who weighs 1.1 lbs? how many times daily and what amount of it?
Answer by Tina C
I’m not a big fan of that brand, but most packages will usually say on the box. Not to much at first, till you know how they will tolerate any new food.
Just remember that even with soft or wet food, provide ample fresh water for your kitty.
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Question: kitten feeding questions?
I am getting a six week old baby girl kitten on june 3rd. I Just want to make sure she has the BEST possible nutrition! thx!
i have a few questions so if you can answer any/all of the following that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
1) What brand of cat food is best? I’ve heard by many people say that it is “blue buffalo cat food” is the best and i’ve also heard that “science diet” is a great brand also. But i know there are many other kinds of cat food and i was wondering what kind is best?
2) Do i feed a six week old kitten supplement milk? wet food? or dry food? or dry food soaked in supplement milk/warm water? or combination of these?
3) how much of each kind of food (wet/dry, etc..) should i feed and how often? this kitten is only six weeks old, so i am very concerned about her growth and development!
~ i would also like to Point out their is usually instructions on the package of food and i know this but, this kitten is only six weeks old and all feeding instructions start at the age of 4 months and that is no help.
Thank you for taking your time to answer and read over these for me! God Bless!
Answer by Pam
i feed my cat purina and she is 20 years old give her kitten chow the cat chow then get her senior cat chow and may be once in awhile wet food as a treat and try party mix my cat loves it and its a good treat for them
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Q&A: 8 week old kitten has worms, how much do I give of the STRONGID T deworming med; & when can I see results?
Question: 8 week old kitten has worms, how much do I give of the STRONGID T deworming med; & when can I see results?
8 week old kitten; STRONGID T deworming medicine claims .1 cc per lb of animal. I have oral syringe in ML (CC=ML) but it says .25ml as the lowest dosage.
Kitten does have “normal” stool that has only a trace of blood, “fat” or swollen belly, and I saw the roundworms, also.
When will I see results and when should I give him another dose of the medicine?
Tapeworms are typically flat, correct? No puking from cat (as of yet), but in the poop itself there is a worm (slightly rounded, whiteish) and about the size of a piece of rice.
Answer by littlesniffer72
call your local vet for the specific’s.
they should be able to tell you the correct dose for the kitten.
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Question: 10-week old kitten with rectal prolapse?
I have a rescued 10-week old kitten that gets rectal prolapse. He is on a special diet but I ran out of food. What can I replace this special diet food with till I can get him back to the vet on Monday? It has to be a wet diet.
I’ve also been told by the vet to buy baby food “chicken flavor”, but, it is so expensive.
You’re welcome. This isn’t the first “special needs” critter I have had. I rescue cats/kittens for our local Animal Foundation in memory of Otis. He was a gray striped tabby who’s back was broken in 2 places by a pit bull. I bottle fed him from 7 days old. Laid him to rest at 1 1/2 yrs. to prevent him from suffering any longer. He peed from a whole in his belly and couldn’t control his anal sphincter muscles. No weekend vets in my area except for the U of I 1 1/2 hrs away. They wanted BIG bucks I can’t afford because I’m still paying of Otis’s large bills. BTW, chose the baby food.
@samar, I do know the proper way to feed a kitten. This is a special situation that caught me off guard. Trust me! And thank you!
susan n, I believe it is anal prolapse from the description I found on google. The vet did place sutures on 7-27-10 and removed them on 7-30-10. But it happened again after vet hrs. today. I did get baby food which is what the vet suggested last time I spoke to him.
Answer by AnnieB
Firstly i think it’s great that you took on this rescue cat despite it’s problems. However, it is a ‘special’ food diet because this is what he needs and it may not be safe for him for you to alter his diet or offer alternatives. I would phone your out of hours vet practice and explain that you need more food or contact a cat shelter who may have some in stock.
As for the chicken flavour baby food – it may be expensive but unfortunately that is one of the drawbacks of taking on pets, especially those with meical complications.
hope you get something,
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Question: Infant kitten not eating!?
Hi. I took on a 1 day old kitten that was trailered in by a boat…the mama must have jumped out. He is now aprox 4 weeks old and was growing FAST! I purchased a new pre-mixed kitten formula and mixed in a tiny bit of chicken flavored infant baby food…”Salty” seemed to like it and ate a ton!!! He started pooping regular soft stool longer than him every few hrs. (prior to he was getting backed up and only going every 4-5 days- very swollen belly) After a day of feeding I stopped the infant chicken food b/c his little bum was red and sore from all those poops. Now his poops seem to be runny and he has minimized his intake dramatically. He is still playful and doesn’t apear to be sick but he seems to have stopped gaining weight and is not taking in much food at all. I went back to the powerdered formula tonight to see if that would help- nope. Does he need the chicken mixed back in? Or was that the cause? It is 4 day since he has had any chicken food mixed. HELP! too soon or need more?
Hey all, thanks for the answers. Today the little furball woke me up for FOOD! YAY!! He ate almost 45cc’s just this am. So he seems to be getting his eat on! He has been gassy so maybe he just wanted to take a break…but he seems to be making up for it now! I had a vet give me the idea of baby chichen food as it is finer than kitten food. and worms is a definante…but kittens can’t get dewormed or vaccinated that early in life. But that could be why he did not want to eat! Thanks! Yes, I did rub his belly each feeding and help him go to the bathroom. Your right the Vet said it is very hard even for a vet, to take this on. So true! But worth it. This moring he was “running” and playful and ate a ton! I changed the nipple on his bottle and added a tiny of wet kitten food that I let sit over night in formula to make it super fine…he ate it right up. (tried it last night but he did not want it.) So could be worms, upset belly, gas. Chowing now! Thanks! Will post pics soon! Thanks!
Answer by barbara g
Well done for getting your kitten this far.
It sounds like you need to get him to a vet asap, it’s too hard to diagnose this kind of thing online, but if I were you, I’d be VERY worried.
Please post back how you get on.
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Question: can anyone tell me anything about “Lotus Kitten Food”?
I just got a baby siamese mix kitten 2 days ago. We have started her off on Wellness Kitten formula but little Sidney is just not that thrilled with it. When I went into my natural pet store yesterday to look for some toys and organic cat nip they handed me a sample of this “Lotus” kitten formula. Sidney really likes it she is eating it like its going out of style. I just want to see if anyone has any info on this food. I don’t want to switch our little one over to this food if it is not as good or better than wellness. Also I am open to suggestion if anyone can sugest a better food. Thanks in advance everyone!
Answer by E-Fox
I checked the ingredients and I don’t really like it, I see rice and grain on the ingredient list and that’s not something cats should eat. These are not a part of cat’s natural diet (it’s an obligate carnivore – it eats meat) and they are not designed to digest it. Grain/rice is carbohydrate which the cats can’t process and it turns into blood sugar and fat, causing diabetes and obesity. In the wild, where cats only hunt for meat, diabetes and obesity are unheard of. It’s us who cause these by feeding a species inappropriate food.
I looked at the guaranteed analysis and the ash content is through the roof! 7%!!! That’s way too much, should be about 2-3. Also calculating from the guaranteed analysis, the food has 24% carbs. Cats shouldn’t have any carbs, and would do fine with up to 5-10%, but best less than 5%. So I can’t recommend this food.
I wouldn‘t really recommend feeding any dry food. Cats are designed to get their water from food. That’s the way nature designed them, they have low thirst drive. When fed dry, they won’t drink enough to compensate for the lack of moisture. They will only consume about 50% of the water they should be having. This can lead to kidney disease, UTI, crystals, blockage, renal failure and more.
Free feeding also contributes to obesity. And the fact that dry food is over-processed means, that most of it’s little nutrition has been already destroyed, leaving almost no nutrients for your cat. It needs to eat more to meet it’s needs, and in the process consumes more calories from the fillers.
Btw wetting the dry food will not help. There’s bacteria on the kibble and the water would just allow it to grow.
The only way to give the cat it’s natural hydration is to feed it wet food only.
We usually read labels on our food, but rarely on the food for our cats. Learn to read the label and understand the ingredients. The healthiest food to feed apart from raw feeding is grain-free wet food with no by-product. Some good brands are Wellness CORE, EVO, Merrick, Nature’s Variety, Blue Buffalo Wilderness and more. These will give your cat the proper hydration and nutrition it’s designed to get and it will be strong and healthy. You don’t need to feed kitten food since in the nature it would eat the same thing as the mother. But you can try Wellness CORE which has a combined kitten/cat formula.
If you switch it’s diet, do it gradually, by mixing the current food with the new one over couple of weeks until there’s only the new. This will prevent diarrhea and upset stomach.
You will probably get a lot of different answers, so google feline nutrition or look at the links below, and do the research for yourself. I personally wasn’t able to find one reliable source (besides the pet food industry) that would say grain is beneficial for cats or that dry is beneficial for them.
More on cat nutrition below,
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