The Most Complete Feeding Guide for One-month-old Cats (Part Two)
In this episode, we will talk about the precautions for feeding and defecation of kittens, as well as detailed practical demonstrations!
- How to feed a kitten
On the first day of feeding cannot feed the normal concentration, preferably slightly thinner than the feeding recommendations, and slowly increase to the normal concentration on the premise of confirming that there is no diarrhea. 30ml warm water, add 5g milk powder to stir, the water temperature is about 45 degrees, the milk should not be too thick, otherwise it is easy to constipation. lactose-free milk can be heated by water bath. Test the temperature on the back of the hand. It is best to feel warm and slightly hot.
When feeding, put the upper body of the kitten on the raised towel and keep the head up to prevent the occurrence of choking. The kitten just brought back may not be willing to nurse, so you can squeeze a little harder in his mouth, and slowly he will know how to suck by himself.
Feeding volume reference
From birth to 1 week old: 30ml every day, once every 2 hours, about 3-4ml each time.
2 weeks old: 50-60ml per day, every 3-4 hours.
3 weeks old: 80ml per day, every 4-5 hours.
4 weeks old: 100-120ml pure milk every day, once every 5-6 hours.
If you don’t have diarrhea, eating more is a good thing. I found a formula to calculate the feeding capacity of a suckling cat, cat weight (G) ÷ 100 × 4ml, to get the maximum amount of feeding at one time. The best way is to feed a small number of times. If the kitten doesn’t want to eat a little, you can help him defecate once, or let him play for a few minutes, and then give him a little.
It is better to prepare a kitchen scale for feeding, weighing and observing the weight change of the kitten. If the weight does not increase but decreases, the kitten may get sick and need to be sent to the hospital in time.
- Milk cat defecation related
Before and after each feeding, use wet wipes to gently wipe the pp of the nursing cat to help urinate. Healthy urine should be colorless and tasteless. Two weeks ago, the stool of the nursing cat should be yellow and similar to peanut butter. After two weeks, it will gradually shape into a long yellow strip, which will not dirty the pp. If it is liquid, more than three times a day, it is diarrhea. Normally, it should be pulled once every 1 to 2 days. If you don’t pull for more than three days, you need artificial intervention. You can massage him for half an hour after feeding. But it’s normal for the cat you just picked up not to pull for four or five days. It’s better to send it to the hospital for an enema if you don’t pull after the massage.
Cause of diarrhea
- Overfeeding. In this case, there is no need to rush to Montmorillonite. Reduce the amount of feeding each time and keep it at 80% of the stomach capacity.
- milk deterioration, milk too long, the ambient temperature is too high, the cat’s saliva and other factors may lead to milk deterioration, we should pay attention to the way of milk storage and do not regret the milk, eat not to throw away, a little less bubble or give the tools at home before the deterioration of cats and dogs to drink.
- the milk is not suitable, this situation can only change the milk.
One-fifth of probiotics can be added to milk for mild diarrhea, and one-tenth of montmorillonite can be added to 1ml of water before feeding if it does not improve for a day.
Severe diarrhea in cats may turn into enteritis, manifested as jelly-like diarrhea, watery diarrhea, intractable diarrhea, violent diarrhea, bloody stool, and blood. This situation is also fed to Montmorillonite according to the proportion just now. If it does not improve, it will be sent to the hospital.