how can i get my 8 week old kitten to eat wet/dry food because it only drinks milk???
my kitten is 8 weeks old and she only drinks whiskas milk. i tired giving it go cat kitten dry food and iams wet food in jelly and gravy but it wouldn't eat it. please can somebody help me!!!
also, if it helps, the kitten eat it cat litter and im worried about it.
on Oct 20th 2011
in Pet Food
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Your kitten is very young. She needs to be taught how to eat. Mix some of the Whiskas Milk in with some wet food. Make it pretty mushy for her. You can put some of the food on the end of your finger (or on the end of a spoon) and offer it to her. When she licks that off, get some more. Don't try forcing her to eat too much at a time. Just give her a tiny little bit. Praise her and speak kindly to her while she eats. As she gets used to eating the food, slowly decrease the amount of liquid in the food and start putting the food in her bowl. Eating litter is not good for her. She may have a condition called "Pica" which humans also can get. It's when an animal or person eats non-food items. There is medication for it. If you have not already found a vet for her, now it the time to take her in. She needs an exam and vaccinations that will keep her healthy and with you for a long, long time.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 10/20/11. Helpful? / 1
Whiskas cat milk is a fun little snack for kitties- it's not the same as a kitten milk replacement formula and is not a nutritionally complete cat food to be used as a primary diet. Check the label!
Pica is sometimes a psychological problem that needs to be treated with psych drugs but is often the result of nutrient deficiency, like when pregnant women crave ice or chalk because their baby is using up key minerals. Eating the cat litter is dangerous, especially if it's a clumping formula or has odor control, and can be clogging up her digestive tract and making her want to eat even less. You should bring your kitten into a vet as soon as humanly possible to get her checked out and they will get her on a canned food to address her critical nutritional needs and show you how to force feed her if need be. If she continues on a diet of cat milk and litter at that age she will not develop healthily and could possibly die from malnutrition or complete bowel obstruction.
Cali answered on 10/20/11. Helpful? / 1