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my cat had kittens on sept 2008 and she had 4 one died right away 3 lived now 2 boys are getting so big but the girl doesnt seem to be growing. i dont know if she is getting any milk from mama. can i try her on diluted cows milk and if not what about goats milk as i am in the country and not near vet. all she wants to do is sleep and she still fits in my hand. need help i am trying to save her life. thankyou.  

no you mustn't use cows milk or goats milk as cats are intolerant to lactose. It will give them terrible diarrhoea. You can buy kitten milk in little bottles from the pet store or online. It has added nutrients for the kitten and has no lactose in it.

When you give the milk make sure it is slightly warm and try feeding using either a pipette or teaspoon.

It could be that she is the runt of the litter and is being bullied by the other kittens so yes she probably will need your help to build her up.

I have a web page about kitten care just for your info here /kitten-care.html

I wish you every luck

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


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