Friday, May 15, 2009

Kitten Rescue -- feeding a weak kitten

Got this from the Kitten Rescue site. We have a very small, very weak kitten here, about half the size of his siblings if he's even that big.

I should have let momma cull her own, but once I saw him and that she was simply not allowing him to nurse, I just couldn't ignore him.

I'm too soft for a real homestead.

Home-made kitten formula (Kitten Glop)
• 8 ounces water (boiled then cooled)
• 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatin
• 8 ounces whole evaporated milk (not skim) • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (not low fat)
• 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (not low fat)
• 1 large or 2 small eggs yolks (raw)
• 1 teaspoon clear Karo syrup
• * 1-3 drops liquid pet vitamins
• * 1 capsule acidophilus
• * 1 drop Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)
• * Optional, though very beneficial.

Boil the water, add the gelatin and mix well. Add the following ingredients in order, mixing well after each addition: 1/2 of the canned milk Mayonnaise and Yogurt Rest of the milk All other ingredients

You can substitute canned goat's milk for the canned evaporated milk, if you prefer it.

This mixture will keep in the fridge for up to four days. It is jello-like in consistency in the fridge so you can just scoop out as much as you need and warm. It can also be frozen in ice cube trays and defrosted as needed.

You can find pet vitamins at a pet store or your vet, and acidophilus and GSE in the liquid form at a good health food store.

If you prefer, you can use this recipe permanently, instead of a commercially available kitten formula.

If you are using a commercial formula, add a quarter of a teaspoon of full fat yogurt to the first bottle of each day. This will aid in your kitten's digestion
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