Cat Milk Replacer
High in protein, including whey protein for improved growth rate, The Milk Replacer also has an elevated taurine content for vision, heart and brain development.
- Feeding Guide
Whole milk solids, whey proteins, casein, taurine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K, biotin, choline, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
Protein 43% Fat 27% Ash 5% Moisture 4% Energy (ME) 21 MJ/kg
Making up Milk
To make 30mL of milk: Mix 1 level scoop (6.5g) of powder with 25mL of warm water.
To make 1 litre of milk: Mix 215g of powder with 850ml of warm water.
Add about half the water to the powder first and mix to a paste. Then add the remaining water and mix thoroughly. Pre-boil the water to ensure it is sterilised. If the water is too hot it can cause the milk to curdle. If it is too cold then it will be difficult to disperse the powder. An electric whisk can be used for mixing larger quantities. Milk can be stored in the fridge for up to a day or can be frozen for up to 2 weeks. It is useful to make-up larger quantities and store it frozen in small portions (e.g. ice cube trays), so that the required daily feed volumes can be easily thawed out. Once thawed out, discard any unused milk, and wash feeding utensils thoroughly.
Warm milk to about 35°C. Feed from a bottle with teat, a C Teat or P Teat is recommended. In emergency cases tube feeding may be required. Feed every 2 hours for the first 3 days, reducing this to every 4 hours by week one and every 6 hours by week two. Stimulate kittens to defecate and urinate after each feed. Encourage kittens to lap once their eyes are open and voluntary bowel motions begin. To avoid dehydration during periods of hot weather give drinks of pre-boiled water between feeds. Always provide access to drinking water once kittens eyes are open and they become active. Consult your veterinarian or breeder for particular advice about caring for your breed of kitten.
Kitten body weight should increase by about 10-15g per day. Consistent weight gain is an indication of good health. It is important to weigh kittens regularly to verify growth rate and to determine daily feed volumes. Overfeeding milk can cause diarrhoea so feed the suggested volumes in our tables.
When kittens are about 4 weeks old they should show interest in solid food. To entice them to eat solids offer a small portion of specially formulated kitten dry food soaked in milk. Once they start to eat solid food continue to increase the solids and reduce the milk in their diet until they are fully weaned at about 8 weeks.