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...
    August 2016

  • * 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.
    July 2015

  • * 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.
    April 2019

  • * 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.
    May 2017

  • * Goat`s Milk
    Goat`s milk is excellent as a supplement or milk substitute for newborn kittens.
    March 2018

  • * Hand Rearing A Kitten
    If you are involved in breeding cats, sooner or later, you will find yourself needing to hand raise a kitten.
    November 2019

    HEATINA CLICKis 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 . . .
    August 2013

  • * 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...
    February 2017

  • * 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 . . .
    August 2013

  • * 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.
    July 2020

  • * 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.
    November 2015

  • * 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.
    November 2015



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