I found a kitten who is about 4-5 weeks. Whats the best thing to feed her?

Asked by Member 642638 on Jun 11th 2008 in Food & Nutrition
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Jack Kayden -love always

kittens usually start weaning around 5-6 week. You may want to bottle feed her a week or two longer with a kitten milk replacer (available in pet stores, KMR is a good brand). If she has some teeth you could try mixing some kitten milk replacer in with some canned food to make a mush. You can find lots of info on the internet about bottle-feeding kittens, and how to wean them. Another important thing about this age, is making sure they eat several times a day, about every 6 hours. and make sure the kitten stays warm because they can't quite regulate their own body heat yet. Good luck with your new kitty!

Jack Kayden -love always answered on 6/11/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Izadore (Izzie)

First of all, if you found her outdoors, make sure she is truly motherless. Mom may have been out hunting. If you're sure, then she's just about been weaned at this point. You can go to your local pet supermarket and pick up some KMR (kitten milk replacement). If she's still suckling, you may want to get a kitten nursing bottle to help her out. If not, you can give her the KMR "straight up" or mix it with some kitten wet food. You can feed her this off your finger at first and then a small amount in a bowl. In a week or so, you can try her on some kitten dry, mixed with a small amount of wet and KMR. I'd also suggest you take her to the vet asap for worming and a general health check. And, just in case, I'd also check to make sure there aren't any more kittens left behind if they are truly motherless.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 6/11/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer