CAT DIET: WHAT SHOULD YOU FEED CATs/KITTENs?
Abandoned/orphaned kittens under four weeks old will need Kitten Replacer Milk (KMR) as a substantial substitute for its mother's milk. Unfortunately KMR is not available in Nepal, but we have our own supply which we will happily give some for a small donation. Other alternatives are goat's milk, powdered baby's milk or if diluted cow's milk if all other alternatives cannot be found. Please note that cats/kitten cannot digest cow's milk.
If the kitten is very dehydrated you can give glucose water, rehydration salts and preferably coconut water.
NOTE: DO NOT BUY Pet-o-Lac that is available in the market.
It is known to give kittens severe diarrhoea.
As the kitten gets older it will be able to manage solid food. Here at Catmandu Lovers, we feed our kittens yellow pumpkin purée with minced chicken (cooked in water) twice a day. A large spoonful of the pumpkin and chicken mixture is a good serving size for a kitten. On top of that, they should always have access to fresh drinking water and cat biscuits/kibbles at all other times.
As the kittens get older, they tend to move away from consuming the pumpkin and chicken mixture and will eat cat biscuits/kibbles or/and wet food. We recommend Reflex and Le Chat for cat biscuits/kibbles. Unfortunately, we have come to find that Drools can cause urinary tract and defecation problems.