Kittens within 0 to 6 weeks should be with its mother. First thing it needs is its mothers milk. But what will you do if you saw a random kitten on your way home and wanted to fed them. You cannot feed a kitten cows milk. It will cause diarrhea to them. You should give them a Kitten Milk Replacement(KMR).There are kitten powdered milk on your nearest pet shop or at a veterinarians office. Although, you can make your own.
What you need:
- 30ml condensed milk
- 40ml plain yogurt(not low fat or any flavored)
- 30ml water
- 1 egg yolks
- a pinch of salt
- nursing bottle or a dropper(for less than 2 weeks)
- Mix all the ingredients and pour it in a nursing bottle.
- Heat the formula by placing it in a bowl of hot water.
- If the formula is hot, set aside let it cool for few minutes.
- If the formula is between to 70 100° it is now ready.
Put a soft surface such as towel on your kittens stomach and let it nurse until it turns its head. Tilt the bottle slightly until it fills the bottles nipple. If the kitten isnt suck the nipple, gently open its mouth and slip the nipple in. Some kitten doesnt like milks taste at first. After feeding, dap a cotton ball on warm water and gently massage it to your kittens genital and and anal areas.
NOTE: Never re-use a formula that you have warmed, instead make a new one.
Schedules of feeding is based on its age in weeksBirth to 1 week – 8 times a day or every 3 hours1 to 3 weeks – 6 times a day or every 4 hours3 to 4 weeks – 5 times a day or every 5 hours4 to 5 weeks – 4 to 5 times a day5 to 6 weeks – 4 times a day.On the 4th weeks onwards, the kitten eats more or less often, depending on the kitten. If the kitten cries, it is either cold or hungry. Also try to switch its meal from milk to wet cat food. By the way, give your kittens a dewormer which are available on pet shops or vets office to remove worms. It often causes your kitten not gaining weight.