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URGENT HELP-frozen cat milk

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
my cat just give birth to 4 kittens,however only 1 can make it through..
now the problem is my cat seems not to give much attention to the kitten,
so the kitten will only have breastfeeding when i'm around..my question is

-can i draw milk from my cat for emergency use
-can the mother's milk to be put in freezer and how long i can keep it in the freezer
-is the mother's milk safe for the kitten


thanks.
post #2 of 10
you can buy KMR [kitten milk replacement] at pet stores. i like the Just Born brand.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks,will look for that,but i thought mother's milk is better(colostrum thing etc?)
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by thereefster View Post
thanks,will look for that,but i thought mother's milk is better(colostrum thing etc?)
yes, but i don't think you can 'milk' a cat.
the just born brand has colostrum, btw. comes in a powdered & liquid form. i liked the liquid because it was so difficult to get the lumps out w/the powdered variety.
post #5 of 10
Actually, if you know how to do it, you can "milk" a cat. I personally don't know how to milk a cat myself, but my vet does! However, I don't know if freezing the cat's milk will be of any use.
post #6 of 10
Make sure the kitten stays warm, a cold kitten cannot eat. If it seems weak, you can put corn syrup on its gums to give it an energy boost.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
well i drew almost 3ml of milk from my cat in 30-40minutes..
post #8 of 10
Any update on the kitten?? Sending prayers and vibes that mama-kitty figures out how to be a better mom, and that baby does well on the bottle
Kudos on figuring out how to milk a cat
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
the kitten is doing good...imagine 8 nipples just for him thankfully i dont have to use the milk that i collected..the mom is doing a great job will post pic after the eyes open...
post #10 of 10
WOW - 3mls in 40 mins. I'm godsmacked!

Now however the baby has a whole milk bar just for him. Can't wait to see pics...
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