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Baby Kittens - Information about Baby Kitten Formula, Development, Diseases and Food

Baby kittens are extremely playful and also very destructive because of this.

If you are planning on getting a new kitten for your home you should first ensure that the place is made “cat proof” so that your new kitten does not destroy expensive stuff, nor should it hurt itself while romping around.

Baby Kitten

Before getting your baby kitten home you should get a snug bed ready for it to sleep in. There is no need to spend too much on it right away as the kitten will grow and you cannot use the same bed for too long. Instead get a card board box or a drawer and put some old clothes into it so that the kitten stays snug and warm.

It would also need a litter box so that it gets trained from the beginning and does not mess up the house. Cats are basically clean creatures and normally have good toilet habits.

Baby Kitten Eyes

Baby Kittens eyes open when they are two to three weeks old. Cats are prone to eye infections like conjunctivitis and other problems and if you find that the eyes are watering or do not look normal you should see your vet immediately.

Baby Kitten Formula

If your new baby kitten has not been weaned off its mother’s milk you will have to start it on a special baby kitten formula which can be made at home.

Often mother cats dessert their kittens and these babies would need to be fed on a safe supplement. What you would need is an egg, a can of evaporated milk, a packet of gelatin which is unflavored, a tea spoon of infant vitamins, some canned kitten food and a syringe to feed it with. All the ingredients should be mixed and warmed in the microwave and then fed to the kitten with the syringe. Left over kitten formula can be stored for around 3 days in and air tight container in the fridge.

Baby Kitten Development

The baby Kittens development is the maximum during the first six weeks of their lives. This is a crucial period in their lives when they are susceptible to many illnesses and threats and will have to be cared for very carefully.

Baby Kitten Diseases

There are several infections and health problems which kittens are susceptible to like Pneumonitis, Urinary Infections, respiratory problems, parasites, ear mites and even feline diabetes. The symptoms for all these ailments are very similar to those in human beings. There are certain shots which all cats should get to prevent diseases like FIV, distemper, and rabies. To prevent baby kitten diseases ensure that all the shots are given.

Baby Kitten Food

There are specially made baby kitten foods which are smaller to chew and easily digestible than the adult food and have the nutrients which a growing kitten requires. This can be given along with the formula feed to ensure that the diet is not lacking in anything.

What about Adult Cat Food?

Many adult cat foods are available in departmental stores which have all that a fully grown cat would need by way of nourishment. Cat food like dog food comes in the form of pellets as well as in a kind of jelly. This cat food may not be suitable for growing kittens as the nutrition value in it differs. If you are wondering what about adult cat food for the kitten do not think of it as the baby kitten needs different nutrients.

  Submitted on November 11, 2011