Kitten is here!

(34 Posts)
DragonitesRule Thu 22-Sep-16 15:20:47

Well she's here! Only just coming up to 6wks (mum was run over and killed then the litter was abandoned at the vets). They started her on whiskas kitten food once they got her on food, but how much should she be eating a day? She's always shouting at me for food! Currently eating about one sachet a day squashed up with some water. Also want to change to something you just start doing that gradually with the new food mixed with the old?

DragonitesRule Thu 22-Sep-16 15:22:11

And she likes the dog's bed more and has kicked her out! Poor doggy!

ListenToYourHeart Thu 22-Sep-16 15:25:44

OMG she is so adorable!!!!! grin

ListenToYourHeart Thu 22-Sep-16 15:28:37

OMG she is so adorable!!!!! grin

cozietoesie Thu 22-Sep-16 15:34:59

She's a confident little miss! smile And very pretty as well.

ImYourMama Thu 22-Sep-16 15:37:08

Don't change her food yet, our kittens ate 2 pouches a day from 8 weeks. We didn't add any water to it either, let her settle then gradually start to change her food. She's stunning. grin

melibu84 Thu 22-Sep-16 15:43:16

So cute! :D

I think you can probably get away with giving her 2 sachets a day if she's always crying for food.

For switching to a different brand, I found this on a website:-

Begin the transition by mixing both the current food with her new cat food together. Gradually decrease the amount of the current cat food while increasing the amount of new cat food. Continue to do this over a 7-day period. Transitioning slowly can result in fewer digestive issues and better acceptance of the new cat food.


CousinCharlotte Thu 22-Sep-16 16:17:12

She's an absolute beauty smile

roseteapot101 Thu 22-Sep-16 16:39:39

shes still young i would be giving her kitten formula as well as wet food.I think pets at home did ready made kitten milk i would heat up luke warm and feed with a oral syringe.I once got a kitten at 6 weeks she enjoyed it .I stopped at 8 weeks

roseteapot101 Thu 22-Sep-16 16:43:54

she is so sweet the little face forgot to mention you said you wanted better food.Yes slowly introduce it or she will get runny tummy,by slowly adding small amounts of new food to old very slowly taking away old over 2 weeks.

Bozita is good from zooplus no funny added stuff just meat and nutrition

when looking for a food look at the ingredients .Ingredients you find in a lower quality food

animal derivatives
animal digest
animal by product

goodluck =)

PosiePootlePerkins Thu 22-Sep-16 17:19:55

Those blue eyes! So beautiful.

Southallgirl Thu 22-Sep-16 17:29:07

Try giving her cold cuts of poultry meat. You can buy from supermarket deli, or in pre-packed form, i.e. Bernard Matthews. I've kept multiples of cats for 50 yrs and each group of cats seem to like different things to the previous group.

You could try making her some chicken soup. A small piece of chicken breast with skin ON. Cook it in water, add finely diced potatoes until soft and disintegrated. The fat of the skin should flavour the water. Cool, take out chicken & cut it up, serve with some of the soup.

DragonitesRule Thu 22-Sep-16 22:33:39

She has got a really runny tummy all the time bless her-nothing solid so far. And she cries so much when she needs to go,& then keeps crying till she's done 😢

And yes she is gorgeous, but I think she knows that...!

DragonitesRule Fri 23-Sep-16 22:24:19

Vets appointment booked for tmrw re the runny bottom...

sashh Sat 24-Sep-16 08:06:20

So cute.

I will add a word of warning, I had a cat with that colouring, it is the exact colouring of shadow under trees/bushes. I watched mine practically disappear, I could only see her eyes.

The warning bit is that this means it is very easy for them to hunt. Get used to saying thank you for birds, mice, moles and the occasional rat.

TroysMammy Sat 24-Sep-16 09:23:47

Ooo she's teeny tiny.

Lottielou272 Sat 24-Sep-16 09:28:22

How cute smile)

FuzzyWizard Sat 24-Sep-16 11:00:46

She's very cute. I'd start switching her onto a better-quality food now. If her tummy is constantly really runny then what she is on at the minute isn't working for her so I wouldn't be so worried about changing it. Someone also gave me some really good advice once to not feed one brand or type exclusively but to rotate a few that your cat likes so that in the event of one being discontinued or a huge price hike you aren't going to be stuck with a cat with an upset stomach or refusing to eat anything.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 24-Sep-16 11:48:19

She's gorgeous.

CousinCharlotte Sat 24-Sep-16 13:35:55

How is your cutie today? What did the vet say?

iloveeverykindofcat Sat 24-Sep-16 15:01:56

VERY cute. And looks full of herself grin. Diarrhea is not unusual in kittens but hopefully the vet can give something to firm her up. How is she now?

GardenGeek Sat 24-Sep-16 19:16:38

Kittens eat very frequently and go through lots of pouches.

Whiskas is 4% meat so its really shit not very filling and you need a lot of pouches to make up the required feed. But you need to stick with this food for now, and phase in new over time.

From Whiskas website (+ in brackets are amount of feeds per day we did):
Pouch Only:
≤ 3 Months: 2 1/2 pouches (over 4 feeds)
4 - 5 Months: 3 pouches (over 3 feeds)
6 - 12 Months: 3 1/2 (over 2 feeds)

Pouch + Dry Food:
≤ 3 Months 1 1/2 + 20 g (didn't feed dry this young- so not sure)
4 - 5 Months 2 + 20 g (2 feeds and unlimited kibbles)
6 - 12 Months 2 + 30 g (2 feeds and unlimited kibbles)

We leave unlimited kibble with pouches but I wouldn't do this yet as the LO is so young. If feeding kibble its best to soften with water, and feed whilst you are there, rather than leaving unattended. At 12 weeks get LO on the moistened kibble (then dry) and any wet food is a plus IYSWIM.

I would recommend getting him on Waitrose Kitten. Its 14% meat content and is the same price if you factor in buying them 3 for a tenner in deal, and also the fact they need less pouches. 3 and a half whiskas pouches is ridiculous IMO, and equal to 2 Waitroses.

DragonitesRule Sat 24-Sep-16 19:55:40

Thanks all!

Her weight has increased and is now 0.41kgs! Vet said he had seen hamsters who were bigger! Wormed her today, so hopefully that will help with the runny poo.

We talked about food and he agreed that whiskas was shit and to wean her off v slowly onto better stuff-thank you for the tip on waitrose pouches. Am used to having to buy the good stuff-devil dog is on canagan which is £70 for a 12kg bag! And have bought her some dry stuff and will soak it.

Is kitten milk useful?

roseteapot101 Sat 24-Sep-16 20:21:00

some kitten milk will help her put on weight good for until 8-9 weeks.Canagan is very good dog food but you can get cheaper for just as good

look at the ingredients of this food and compare it to canagan very similar also very good but cheaper

this bozita no added rubbish suitable for kittens to adults.Nothing but meat and nutrition

i feed porta 21 sensible dry to my adult cats so have a look on there for some kitten food they have a great selection.Just dont use yodel for delivery .

good luck its good to hear she is being well taken care of =)

WeirdAndPissedOff Sat 24-Sep-16 20:28:46

She really is gorgeous!
Hopefully the worming will help with her runny toileting!
I would also suggest kitten milk - at this age she can survive on kitten food but milk will still be useful to her. We used to just pour it into a bowl for her and it would be gone in no time! Though she would usually fetch and drop her toy tiger in it half way through. As pp suggested I would warm it up. (We didn't give it a thought at first, til we noticed her shivering each time we gave it to her). blush

Good luck!

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