Approach of emergency situation cannot be foreseen therefore absolutely suddenly you can become mom of a newborn kitten which you should bring up. Occupation this hard also demands certain skills and accessories.
What cat's milk differs from substitutes in
For any baby mother's milk the most useful, and by and large, full-fledged substitutes do not exist. But in a situation when the cat cannot feed a kitten, it is necessary to apply all human forces that the kid received as much as possible qualitative and close on structure to mother's milk food.
The very first milk which is formed at ready to give rise cats, this colostrum. This substance not just nutritious, it also supplies the baby with antibodies to dangerous viruses and immunity to diseases. The first day after the birth of any child is important the fact that the kid receives colostrum together with all its advantage.
If the cat stopped feeding or got sick after 1-2 days or later, it will be easier for you to pick up substitute as the kitten managed to receive all most valuable from the mother. Specialized mixes, the milk which then is already independently made according to the recipe on the basis of cow or goat go the first in the list of worthy candidates on food of the kid. It is impossible to feed newborn kittens with simple milk from other animals as the percentage of components in its structure very much differs from cat's. Fat content in milk of a cat very high - about 11%, in goat and cow - about 4%. The same situation on figures and with protein content, but is less than lactose in a cat's product, than in cow and goat.
What to replace cat's milk with and to grow up a healthy kitten
All substances, necessary for growth of a kitten, are in special substitutes which make all known brands of food for animals (Gimpet, Beaphar, Royal Canin and others). In these mixes the composition of ingredients is balanced most approximately to milk of a cat. Dry mix for a kitten needs to be dissolved also accurately and carefully, as well as for the newborn child. Observe the instruction for preparation on packing and use special accessories for feeding of a kitten. If kids no more than three to buy big packing of mix there is no sense. At long storage in such products insects are often got and pathogenic bacteria breed. Attention, do not try to feed a kitten from the syringe with the removed needle, it is dangerous! The kid can choke or get sick with pneumonia which develops with catastrophic speed if food gets into lungs. Pay attention that to sweep away some - substitutes of cat's milk, have a small bottle, three pacifiers of the different size and a measured spoon in a set. If you have at present no opportunity to buy mix, take 4 parts of the boiled and cooled cow's or goat milk, 1 part of egg white and carefully shake up to uniform consistence.