Hand Raising Kittens
Articles that discuss the best way to hand raise newborn kittens...
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- * Bottle Feeding Basics
Every cat breeder needs to know the basics of bottle-feeding kittens. It can mean the difference between survival or death for a kitten...
- * Bottles For Hand Feeding Kittens
In this article, we will look at the most popular types of bottles and nipples available for feeding milk substitutes to kittens.
- * Bovine Colostrum
Bovine Colostrum can be an important addition to any milk substitute formula used in hand-rearing a newborn kitten. Bovine colostrum can provide the newborn with essential immunity against disease.
- * Glop Recipes
Glop is a 'dish' that can be prepared as a substitute for mother's milk and is invaluable for raising orphan kittens. We share with you several different Glop recipes.
- * Goat's Milk
Goat's milk is excellent as a supplement or milk substitute for newborn kittens.
- * Hand Rearing A Kitten
If you are involved in breeding cats, sooner or later, you will find yourself needing to hand raise a kitten.
- * HEAT IN A CLICK
HEAT IN A CLICK is reusable and heating pad that requires no electricity to activate. It contains a liquid and a button. At a click of a button, the pad heats up and will remain warm for several hours. After it cools, you can make it ready for use next time by simply boiling it in water. Read on to learn more . . .
- * Milk Replacers For Hand Rearing Kittens
If a mother cat has insufficient milk for her newborns, or if she should she reject her babies, it falls upon the cat breeder to hand feed or supplement the kittens. When this happens, you will need to find a good milk replacer for the kittens. Here are a few popular choices...
- * New Technique For Hand-Feeding Nursing Kittens
A dog breeder has developed a new method of hand-feeding newborns that uses a cosmetic wedge sponge to substitute for the usual bottle and nipple. Learn more about this interesting method and decide for yourself if this might work better next time you have to hand-raise a litter of kittens . . .
- * Surrogate Mother Cat
While a breeder can take on the task of hand-rearing some of the kittens, a surrogate mother, if available, is a better solution.
- * Tube Feeding Kittens Q & A
This article answers the most common questions about tube feeding your kittens including which formula to give, how much to feed, how often to feed, how to sterilize your tubing — and more.
- * Tube Feeding Newborn Kittens
Tube feeding can save your kitten's life. It is a skill that every cat breeder can learn. This article includes updated step-by step-instructions complete with detailed photographs and a video explaining exactly how to tube feed newborn kittens easily and safely.
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