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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Nursing mother and two week old kitten questions

I volunteer at a shelter. A semi feral mother cat was captured and her kittens from a construction site. The mother is eating alot.

I noticed they had put baby ceral mixed with Sips milk. Should you really be giving a lactating mother baby ceral or Sips?? I bought KMR for the mother and kittens. They also have pureed babyfood meats, kitten dry food. I mixed warm water (couple Tblsp) with the fancy feast kitten food to help get more moisture and make it easy if the kittens would try to eat it.

I know fancy feast isnt a great food but that is what they feed the cats. I dont get a voice in this. I dont think they should be feeding baby food cereal to the cat???? Also any more tips on nitrition for this situation. Thanks ahead of time for any advice.
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Just, thank you for your service and you may have to teach us when you find out more,

I never had a kitten under 6 weeks, and the one I had got along fine on some kind of dry kitten food, so your already way ahead of what I was doing.
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Im really concerned with the baby cereal. Should
they really be giving that as a nutritional part of their diet?
How good is Sips milk?

Plus Im always open to advice. Im
so new in this area of baby/ mommie kittydom.
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If you are concerned about your babies nutritional intake you can either purchase yourself or request from the shelter a caned food normally referred to as A/D (I think it is made my Hills). Its kind of expensive but when I used to work of a shelter the vet tech's would give the babies that weren't eating this stuff all the time. From my understanding its just canned food that is minced up really fine, so fine that it can be feed through a syringe. A/D is usually mixed with a little bit of water to make it soupy. You would think that babies need more protein than carbohydrates found in cereal. Hope this helps a little.
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Thank you for the input
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