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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Whiskas* CatMilk To Rear 4.5 Week Old Kittens????????

Hi there,
A mother cat that lives on our yard has had four kittens.
Now a few days ago she abandoned them and dissapeared(don't know where) and I am stuck with rearing the kittens!!!
We live about 20 minutes out of town. I was going to get some CATMILK from the grocery store and was wondering if it is safe for kittens???
Thank you so much for your advice!!!
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i fed all the kittens i had that, however its not the best for them. but if you really must water it down a little because it is thick

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Infant kittens need special kitten formula. (KMR for example)

Whiskas cat milk is only to be used as a treat, not as a source of sustenance. It does not have complete nutrition for the kittens to survive.

At 4 1/2 weeks you can probably start them on canned kitten food. Mix the canned food with KMR to be sure they are getting enough nutrients. Sadly, the mother was probably killed, but it is wonderful that you cared for her and now have taken these babies in.

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Are you SURE she abandoned them? Our neighbor's cat had 3 kittens, and she frequents our deck for food and water. Just the other morning she brought her kittens with her to our deck(but she is very much feral, so it was pretty much just "look but don't touch - these people are cool - but not for me"), and later on in the morning I found one hiding underneath the porch step. He was gone before dusk. I think sometimes mama cats leave their kittens in "safe places" to go about some major business, perhaps a large hunt or perhaps to secure a new nesting spot if the previous one got found or is no longer suitable for growing kittens. We were going to take the kitten in, but on a hunch left him because he was staying in one spot, as if his mama had told him to stay put because she'd be back later. That and she came back throughout the day to play with him and then disappeared again. Then before night fall she left with him permanently. Are you sure mama cat didn't do the same thing with these kittens, and tried to come back to get them later on? You may find if you leave them in the same spot you found them, that they'll be gone in just a few hours because she came back to get them.

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They are more than a month, there is surely some kind of soft kitty food that fits for them in case you can't find some kitty milk.

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Are you SURE she abandoned them? Our neighbor's cat had 3 kittens, and she frequents our deck for food and water. Just the other morning she brought her kittens with her to our deck(but she is very much feral, so it was pretty much just "look but don't touch - these people are cool - but not for me"), and later on in the morning I found one hiding underneath the porch step. He was gone before dusk. I think sometimes mama cats leave their kittens in "safe places" to go about some major business, perhaps a large hunt or perhaps to secure a new nesting spot if the previous one got found or is no longer suitable for growing kittens. We were going to take the kitten in, but on a hunch left him because he was staying in one spot, as if his mama had told him to stay put because she'd be back later. That and she came back throughout the day to play with him and then disappeared again. Then before night fall she left with him permanently. Are you sure mama cat didn't do the same thing with these kittens, and tried to come back to get them later on? You may find if you leave them in the same spot you found them, that they'll be gone in just a few hours because she came back to get them.
The mother cat(nicknamed Queenie) has been missing for days now!!
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The kittens are thriving!!!
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When I was in the situation I got the powdered formula and used a food processor to mix it with some dry food and water. It turned it into a paste that the kitties loved. I had nine (three mama kitties all disappeared within a week) that were only a couple weeks old (eyes barely open) and only two died. I still have one of the seven, I found homes for the rest, and he is happy and healthy, if a -little- too fat. Good Luck!
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They are more than a month, there is surely some kind of soft kitty food that fits for them in case you can't find some kitty milk.
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