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post #1 of 4
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We have two, 8 week old Tortie kittens. We were wondering if it is ok feed fresh fish once/twice a week?
We give them kitten food... Whiskas & Felix.... In Pouches/Tins and Dried.
What else should we be giving our babies?
Should they have milk..ie. lactol?
Any advice would be appreciated. We want to do the best for our girlies.
post #2 of 4
Hi there,

You really don't want to give them milk. Some cats have a lot of problem digesting this liquid that turns into solid in their bellies.

Fish is okay in moderation and if it is de-boned. Even cooked fish can contain bones that will choke a kitten. Your best bet is to keep these kittens on dry kitten food wet down with a little bit of either water or chicken broth and wet food geared for kittens. Most little kitties also love cooked green beans mashed down as a treat and a little bit of yogurt. Again, moderation is the key.
post #3 of 4
The best you can do for them is keep them on mainly a high quality dry food diet (IMO). Offset with wet food 2-3 times a week, or a teaspoon once a day.

I do not give my cats milk products, least not from cows for the reason stated above. In addition you can give them vitamins which you can find from petstores, there's a really good one, forgive me I can't remember the name. But it's a white powder and you can sprinkle a little on their food.
Other than that you can give them pretty much any desiganted cat treat once in a while, and you can give them things like cooked chicken (boneless) for a little snack sometimes. And/Or raw egg yolk once a week.
post #4 of 4
Hello! Congratulations on your new babies!
Quick question: do you think you could switch kitty foods? Whiskas really is one of the worst foods out there- it's so full of bone meal that in cats who eat it for a long time,the bone will actually build up in them undigested. I've seen xrays of this, not good! Good brands I am familiar with are Medi-cal, Walthams, Science Diet and Iams. Hope this helps!
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