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Bottle feeding with goats milk?

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One of the kittens has a bit of a gooey eye. She has also not been gaining as much weight as the others and I would like to start bottle feeding her. They will be 3 weeks old on Sunday and I feed my daughter goats milk and wondered if I could feed the kitten the same? If so should I add anything to it?
post #2 of 8
goat milk is possible. It is perhaps not perfect, but I know rescuers in countries where there are no good substitute milk to buy, do use goat milk. F.eks I remember a forumist and rescuer from Bosnia shortly after the war there.

Goat milk is also the main ingrediense in many home receitps for alternative substitute milk.

Adding extras? It may be surely useful. Hope others will fill in.
post #3 of 8
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I am wondering if her milk is suffering? She appears to be coming into heat again and seems to be neglecting the kittens, especially the little grey and white one. I am going to get some KMR and supplement her.
post #4 of 8
I'm sure you could get nutritional information off the net for both and compare .
post #5 of 8
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Perfect timing...the rescue called this morning and came and got them. The lady thought the little gray and white one was coming down with a URI. I am happy that they will all get the proper medical treatment/fixed and homes but I miss them already!
post #6 of 8
Glad the problem is solved. For your information, I was the person Stefan referred to, and I am now living in France, but I have used goat milk to great advantage with sick and malnourished kittens, and I give it as routine to my young foster kittens. To increase the value even more, you can beat an egg yolk into it.
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Originally Posted by jennyranson View Post
To increase the value even more, you can beat an egg yolk into it.
Im sure egg yolk is great. It is common in swedish receipts. But we do not have salomonella in swedish egg, but salomonella is rather common in many other countries.

Do you have some gimmick to lessen the risk; or it is simply your experience cats are not so sensitive for salomonella??
post #8 of 8
I have always simply washed the eggs before breaking them, in as hot water as I can handle, and I break them as cleanly as I can. I have never had a salmonella problem. If it is a question of getting some nourishment into a starving or sick animal and risking salmonella, I guess I would try and save its life first.
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