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Taking a 4-legged puppy friend is a very demanding thing: how to take care of them? What to make him eat? And then: i kittens when they eat alone? How can we get them used to new flavors, very different from those of breast milk? Let's see below some useful tips on the steps to follow.
First months of life: milk and maternal love
The cat, like any newborn, if very small, certainly needs specific care and care breast milk. This food is very important because it contains all the nutritional values essential for the correct growth of the puppy, from its first days of life.
Mother-cat milk is therefore essential. It initially contains the colostrum, a particular type of milk rich in proteins, minerals, a small dose of lactose and the right amount of fat. It is essential because it will not only give the puppy the necessary nourishment, but will ensure that it develops digestive activity and purifies the stomach of intrusive substances.
Gradually it will become real milk, even richer in everything you need to start a life full of health for the little kitten.
But let's not lose sight of the mother's diet! It, both in pregnancy and during feeding time, she will be much hungrier than usual: we always leave the food she will eat at her disposal whenever she feels the need (it can happen even 4-5 times every day). The vet will advise us what to give her, however it is important that the food is rich in proteins and vitamins and above all that it is of high quality.
There could be a problem: if newborn kittens are without mothers, what to do? Please refer to the link for some useful advice on proper care and nutrition for these unfortunate puppies.
But will the mother always serve to feed the puppies? Well no! So: when do kittens eat alone? When can we begin it weaning?
Kittens: when do they eat alone?
Sooner or later the moment comes when our 4-legged friend becomes independent: when do the kittens eat alone?
Weaning cannot start before 3 weeks. Recommendation: never remove the milk prematurely! Starting to give him other types of food before he is 3 (even 4) weeks old could be bad for your puppy's health and development!
Important: it must be a gradual transition! The kitten should never be completely removed from the mother before 3 months of life. Breast milk will still be taken, but in ever smaller doses.
How to teach a kitten to eat independently? Once bought wet food and kibble, suitable for the weight and precise age of the little friend, we could put them in the bowl and wait for his nose to perceive the smell.
What should be given to him first? First of all, wet food: being soft, the little one will have no problem ingesting it; then, around 6 weeks, the croquettes will be added to the diet, perhaps wet with water to make them softer and allow the puppy to get used to the new consistency better. At 8 weeks the kitten will be ready to absorb any type of food: at 11-12 weeks it will be able to feed almost like a adult cat.
But be careful: never force it! If the kitten initially does not want to get close to the new food, let's give it its time, otherwise, we risk traumatizing it and not letting it get closer to the bowl. How do we get used to new tastes and textures? Here too, mom can be of great help! The puppy will take her as a reference point for everything from an early age: seeing the mother eat certain foods from the bowl will stimulate the kitten to do the same and imitate her.
Thus, slowly he will approach the new food and begin to feed independently, to show that he has grown up and able to do things on his own. This is why it is essential do not take him away from his mother ahead of time: she will teach the little one a lot, how to eat, how to use the litter box, how to play and how to be pampered, how to give and receive affection.
As soon as the kitten becomes aware of its new status as an adult cat, it will become more and more autonomous in doing anything and less and less dependent on the mother's teachings. They did their job and were of great help.
Our work then? Make sure that the mother-child closeness is never lacking and make sure that the little one feels protected, pampered and safe with us too.
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