Kittens need a different diet than adult cats. As an owner, you should also pay more attention to the feeding of your pet kitten.
For kittens that have a mother, the mother will provide breast milk directly.
However, there are also some conditions that cause a cat not to get breast milk.
Well, for that you as the owner are obliged to provide food intake for kittens, for those of you who don't know cat food, you can refer to the following discussion.
For those of you who are raising a kitten for the first time, you may feel confused about how to take care of a kitten.
4 things to consider when caring for a newborn kitten.
1. First Week
1 month old kitten care for the first week
At 1 week of age, the kitten is still deaf and blind. Mother cats have an important role in providing food for kittens.
As an owner, you can do several things to make your kitten feel more comfortable:
Place the kitten in a warm room. Newborn kittens are not strong enough to withstand cold or heat. You can add a light bulb to keep the kitten warm.
The most important food for a newborn kitten is colostrum milk. This milk comes from the mother cat 2 days after giving birth, this milk contains many nutrients that are very important for kittens, namely antibodies, protein, and vitamins.
If the mother cat is unable to provide milk to the kittens, try finding a surrogate mother cat who is breastfeeding. However, if that is not possible, you can give your kitten low-lactose milk.
The portion of milk given to kittens is about 2 to 4 ml 7 times a day.
2. Second Week
Caring for kittens 1 month old second week
In the second week, the kitten's senses of sight and hearing begin to open. Be sure to always clean the area around the kitten's eyes with a soft cloth dampened in warm water.
For kittens who are not breastfed, you can give 5-10 ml of cat milk 6 times a day.
3. Third Week
Caring for kittens aged 1 month the third week
At this age stage, the kitten's teeth have started to grow and the cat has started to lick.
Cats have started to actively play, therefore kittens need additional nutrition. The milk from the mother cat has begun to decrease, both in terms of quantity and quality, you need to provide additional cat milk.
For kittens who are not breastfed by the mother cat, you can give your cat 10 to 15 ml of milk 5 times a day.
4. Fourth Week
Care for Kittens Age 1 Month Fourth Week.
Entering the fourth week, the kitten has started trying to eat the food that its mother usually eats.
The size of feeding a kitten is 5 times and give from 5 to 15 ml.
You can also try feeding the cat wet and feeding it in a bowl for the kitten to grow up.