Anonymous:After my cat gave birth to four kittens she lost a lot of weight. She has a good appetite but weighs 2,5 kg, less than before pregnancy. She's a Scottish Fold 3 years old. I tried giving her Omega-3 and other vitamins but it isn't making a great change. Please tell me is that fine?
Anonymous:She gave birth 1.5 months ago so yes she's still nursing. Do you mean I should give her quality kitten food together with nursing cat food? Or just one of the two? She's on wet premium Iams food she had before pregnancy. I didn't realize it can be insufficient. :/
Since you might have difficulty feeding her dry food since she is used to wet, I would suggest starting by mixing a little bit of dry food with her wet food and slowly increasing the amount with each meal. That way she can get used to the taste and her body will be able to get used to the change little by little. Even if you're lucky enough to have her eat dry food right away, You should actually continue to give a meal of wet food a day because that will keep her hydrated.
As for the kittens 1.5 months is a good age to start dry feeding! (while still nursing) the kitten food is smaller so it shouldn't be difficult for them to chew at all so start incorporating dry food until the mother starts to wean them and they can eat only that (It is best to feed kitten food until about 1-1.5 years depending on the breed, 1 year is usually fine though). Same goes for the wet food with the kittens, for them I would say maybe a tea spoon a day would be more then enough to start with you just want to have them used to eating different foods plus like I said it is good for them
Joleen CohenTo find a good one look at the back of the package and read the ingredients, the order in which the ingredients are written usually indicate how much of each ingredient it containsIt's not always so, meaning that the manufacturers have found a good way to mislead the buyers knowing that we know this "rule." If the weight is the same for various ingredients, the manufacturer gets to choose the order in which they are listed, and very often they will list meat first, for example "meat, rice, wheat, barley." If you see meat listed with grain sources like this, it's very probable the meat doesn't have more weight than the grains. Also there can be ingredient splitting, eg "chicken, brown rice, rice flour, rice gluten, rice protein." If the manufacturer had to write just "rice", it should have been listed first. This stuff is just so tricky.
Anonymous:Great advice, thank you all a million. I'll get back to you if this doesn't help or I have more questions.
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