Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
The kittens are almost 7 weeks old, and I've been feeding them wet food three or four times a day and keeping dry food out all the time, which I notice they are eating (just not sure if all of them are taking to dry food). Unfortunately, I have no idea how to wean them correctly. Mom has been spending more and more time away from the kittens (the kittens are in a separate room and Mom cries when she wants in and out), which I thought was natural until she started to look really red and sore. When I would spend time with her in the room with the kittens, they would try to nurse, and she would reject them. However, I did put them in together this morning, and most of her nipples don't look as full, so I'm assuming she fed them.
This is another thing I need to talk to the vet about -- I've read online how when it's time for her to finish nursing the kittens, she is supposed to fast for a full day, then gradually add her food back in until she absorbs all the milk. I've also read they needed to be separated for a week??? I have no idea if this is correct, and she will be a mad woman if she doesn't eat for a day!