|Well there are different things to consider. My cat is only 2.5 pounds and was always in heat, I couldn’t breed her because being that underweight is hard on her body and maybe hard on her babies. If hse is under 4 pounds I would suggest you spay her so she doesn’t have another little, it could cause her to lose weight rather than gain. Some breeders refuse to spay their cats even when they have a bit of a problem, and that causes huge distress on the cat. But if you care about your cat that wouldn’t be an issue.
Of course I was planning on spaying her, shes just a barn cat, not a breeder or anything.
|The cat will only produce the amount of milk the kittens are drinking, so if you help feed the kittens, then they are fuller and will not drink as much from mom, so mom will produce even less milk. So if you were going to bottle feed them you would have to continue until they were 8 weeks old. But when they drink their mothers natural milk they also get her antibodies, which you cannot give the kittens.
Okay, I understand that now, but I wasnt planning on feeding all of them, just the two runts (baby 3&7) for maybe one meal a day. They would still be eating from their momma for the rest of the time. Would that make all that much of a difference? I would just want to do this, so I know that thy would begetting feed a solid meal, once a day, without getting bumped off.
Thanks everyone, it just makes me nervous when any animal of mine is skinny. Every other one i have is normal weigh size or overweight