Kitten milk??

(21 Posts)
girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 18:42:01

Do kittens need special kitten milk or is it better to give them just water?

Bought home our new little girl today smile

girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 18:43:30

Also the vet nurse kept saying 'norty torty' that's just nonsense right?!

Madlizzy Thu 05-Jun-14 18:44:06

Water is fine. She's very sweet. What have you called her?

girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 18:45:00

My dd named her Misty hmm

girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 18:46:02

She is now having a mad 5 mins and is attacking the table leg grin

Madlizzy Thu 05-Jun-14 18:51:18

All kittens are naughty. Are you in love yet?

aww shes georgous and yes people say naughty tortie i think its mainly because torties are girls and girls are usually bossier than boys and kittens dont need kitten milk (marketing ploy) just plain fresh water

DramaAlpaca Thu 05-Jun-14 19:01:33

She's adorable smile

They don't actually need kitten milk, it's a marketing ploy like issey says, but some of them like it. My 13 year old cat still does blush I get it for him occasionally if he's off his food for any reason. I bought it for him originally because when we adopted him he was a tiny, foundling rescue kitten who wasn't old enough to have left his mum, and I thought he might enjoy some milk. He loved it.

girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 19:04:57

Am totally in love, as is my dd smile

She had a few fleas on her (came from a house full of cats) hence why took her to see the vet nurse, they sprayed her with frontline but she is still scratching every few mins sad anything else I should be doing?

girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 19:06:10

She hasn't drunk any water yet which is why I wondered about milk, she has had some soft food though...

Madlizzy Thu 05-Jun-14 19:07:41

be aware that she needs feeding little and often, about 4 times a day to start with. She'll also want a lot of company.

cozietoesie Thu 05-Jun-14 19:09:45

They get a lot/most of their liquid from the food if they're on wet food. Just leave some bowls of water around.

She's lovely.


Has she used her tray yet?

girliefriend Thu 05-Jun-14 19:15:05

She did a little wee earlier but that's it so far...

Full of beans though grin and very vocal!

Will she be alright on her own tonight? Was thinking of leaving her in the kitchen, she will have a very cosy bed, litter tray, food, water etc....

Am struggling to remember what we did with our other cat when he was a kitten (it was only 4 yrs ago blush )

cozietoesie Thu 05-Jun-14 19:21:04

A little wee is excellent - even though small, it means she knows where her tray is and how to use it. That's a biggie with a new kitten/cat.

I'd let her stay by herself if you want although she might like some company as it will be the first night in her life that she's been on her own. (Bet you wouldn't sleep yourself and would be in there every 10 minutes to check on her.) I always have my boys sleeping with me so the question doesn't arise for me - other posters might give you a clearer steer.


sashh Fri 06-Jun-14 07:18:15

I have a Misty grinit started as 'Mystery cat' because she was a stray.

I bought 'cat milk' because my neighbour's grandson had been giving her cow's milk and he is only 3. The bottle said 'ingredients goat's milk' so I buy goats milk occasionally now.

girliefriend Fri 06-Jun-14 09:19:47

A very successful first night smile

She went to bed in her new cosy bed about 10.30pm and I didn't hear a peep until 7am when I went in to check on her, she was still in her bed and came out purring like mad!!

She is so cute and full of beans - think she will keep us on our toes grin

Sashh I keep calling her Mystified grin

cozietoesie Fri 06-Jun-14 09:25:13

Good stuff - that's you set a routine that you can keep to now.


Madlizzy Fri 06-Jun-14 13:22:50

That's lovely grin

sashh Sat 07-Jun-14 10:14:38


No Mystified is when she rubs against you and Mystifys you. Mine's also known as 'Her Mistyness' amongst other things

girliefriend Sat 07-Jun-14 11:28:53

Right ladies we still are having problems with fleas sad she has been sprayed with frontline but it doesn't seem to have done much, if anything they seem to be getting worse - any advice?

Last night wasn't quite as good but tbf we had a massive electrical storm so not suprised she was a bit unsettled!!

girliefriend Sat 07-Jun-14 11:31:01

Oh also my other cat is still totally disgusted with this new arrival, will it just take time or is there anything else I can do to help him accept her?

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