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Weaning success - how long should I keep bottle feeding?

post #1 of 11
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Lucy Belle is pretty much mastered the art of eating out of a dish. So how long should I keep bottle feeding her? I normally feed her semi solid food three times a day and 15CC of KMR with a bottle once a day. She has somewhat lost interest in the bottle now and chew on the nipple most of the time. I just started weaning her this week.

She also learned to drink water from a bowl and she loves to dip her two front paws into the water bowl at the same time, which is really cute - this way she self clean her paws from all her food! What a brilliant idea.

She still can't eliminate on her own though and hates the litter box. Oh boy!
post #2 of 11
Sounds like if she's eating solid food from a plate and drinking water, then you can eliminate the bottle feeding. I'd put down wet kitten food as well as some kitten dry food for her. How old is she now?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
She's 4 1/2 weeks old now.
post #4 of 11
OK maybe add some of the Kitten Milk replacer (or whatever you are using in the bottle) to mix in the canned kitten food

Where's the pictures of this little one????
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
Here you go:-


post #6 of 11
OMG !!! Could you please get her and kiss her a lot right now for me ??? Pleaaaaase???
She is a doll!
About KMR, GoldenKitty45, I have a little leftover in the can I used to give my now 11 week olds.... should I just toss it? They seem to love it still, but I don't know if it's not good for them anymore...
post #7 of 11
It is powdered right? That will keep is long as it is stored and I believe refrigerated. If it is liquid that will only last a day or two before it should be thrown out.
post #8 of 11
Awwww, I LOVE Lucy - she's so precious. Looks like a sweet troublemaker in the future
post #9 of 11
Jen,
The leftover I have is about half of the big can of powder, not refrigerated, though. Should I just toss? It smells fresh to me , but who knows...
post #10 of 11
As long as it stays dry and you seal it, it should be fine to keep. Is there an expiration date on the can? If so, keep it till then
post #11 of 11
she is simply adorable!!!!
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