|Purred: Mon May 16, '11 2:45am PST |
We have recently taken in a nursing mother cat and her four babies who will be two weeks old tomorrow. Problem is, I've never done the 'momma cat and kittens' thing, all the cats I've ever had have been fixed, I've never even seen kittens this small in real life, so I feel like a fumbling, overly anxious and worried fool, constantly googling everything to get a clue about what to do.
I simply don't know if I'm feeding her enough! I have no idea what she was being fed with her previous owner, the person barely spoke to us, just put them in the carrier, said goodbye and hasn't been interested in talking to us since. All I find online is to feed her 'as much as she wants' - but how much is that, really? What if she wants to eat every pouch of wet food in the box? (which she just might!)
I leave out plenty of dry kitten food for her, but she barely touches it. I don't think she likes it at all, but it's the only kitten food readily available here. When I bring her wet food, she gobbles it up like we're starving her to death. I started feeding her Whiskas wet food 3 times a day and she loves it but it seems to be giving her soft stools.
Also, we're unfortunately not spoiled for choice here when it comes to cat food, if we want anything other than basic grocery store brands like Friskies or Whiskas we have to drive an hour.
Any tips? Should I start feeding her KMR? She is *really* skinny and tiny. She got pregnant before she was even a year old, poor thing.
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