Homemade Kitten Formula

Recipes

If you find a new born or very young kitten (AND ARE SURE THE MUM IS NOT AROUND ANYMORE OR WON’T BE COMING BACK) here is a home made recipe to feed them and get them over their first few days/weeks.
Generally speaking it is not unusual for kittens to have some difficulties digesting cow’s milk based formulas.
The first formula on our list, which is based on goat’s milk,which can be used as alternative to Cow’s Milk. Goats Milk is also available in most Shops in Cyprus.
Kitten Replacement Formula #1

1 quart whole goat’s milk
1 teaspoon light Karo syrup
1 tablespoon nonfat plain yogurt (made with goat’s milk preferably)
1 egg yolk
Unflavored gelatin
Newborn to 1 week — 1 package gelatin
2nd week — 1-1/2 to 2 packages gelatin
3rd week — 2-1/2 to 3 packages gelatin
4th week — 4 packages gelatin

Put the goat’s milk in a saucepan and add the proper amount of gelatin based on the kitten’s age. Heat the mixture just until the gelatin is dissolved and then remove it from the heat. Mix in the remaining ingredients and refrigerate. It will keep up to one week in the refrigerator.

Put goat’s milk in saucepan, add gelatin in the amount above depending on the kitten’s age. Heat goat’s milk/gelatin mixture just until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Mix in remaining ingredients and refrigerate. It will keep up to one week. Heat until the formula is nearly warm, check the temperature, then test a few drops of milk on your wrist first. It should feel just a little warm or even cool, not too warm or hot. It is not recommended to use a microwave. Once it passes the skin temperature test, you are ready to feed kittens.

How to get your own Gelatin
If you have ever simmered meat bones for a soup then chilled it, you may have noticed a slight jellied effect to the broth. This result is due to “collagen”, a protein substance which yields gelatine and is found in the bones, skin and connective tissue of animals. In manufacturing, unflavoured gelatine is extracted from the collagen by hot water, then concentrated and filtered for purity and clarity. It is cooled, extruded and dried into glassy brittle strips.

Homemade Formula #2 (for emergencies)

8 ounces homogenized whole milk (ABOUT 30GR)
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon salad oil
1 drop liquid pediatric vitamins (optional)

Mix well and warm before using. Keep refrigerated.
Emergency Formula #3 (for emergencies)

1 part boiled water to 5 parts evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon bone meal per 16 oz fluid

Mix well and warm before using. Keep refrigerated.
Emergency Formula #4 (for emergencies)

1 can evaporated milk
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons Karo syrup
1 drop liquid pediatric vitamins (optional)

Mix all three well and kept in tightly sealed jar in the fridge. At feeding time mix 1/2 of the estimated feeding amount with an equal amount of boiling water. (Once a day, mix 1 drop of human infant liquid vitamins in each kitties formula.) Always test temperature on your wrist before feeding. The combination temperature of the boiling water and chilled formula should be just about right.

If constipation occurs: add 1 drop of vegetable oil to each kitties formula no more than once daily until the problem is eased

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