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Feeding kittens corn flakes

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hi,
I am thinking about feeding my 6-8 week kitten roasted cornflakes with powderd milk. This is considered highly nutritious atleast for human babies. What do you think? I am asking this coz we live in a place where it is almost impossible to get specialized kitten/cat food. So I have to rely on human foods to feed my kitten.

Talha.
post #2 of 15
I'm not to sure about cornflakes because really kittens do need a proper kitten food.

Which country are you from?.
post #3 of 15
This is not appropriate for kittens or cats. They cannot digest cows milk, and not only will it probably upset their stomachs, it will most likely give them diahrreah, which can dehydrate small kittens and make them very ill very quickly.

Corn flakes are made for humans, not for cats.

Even so, cats are carnivores. They were not meant to eat corn flakes. They are meant to eat meat, and they need it to thrive. Meat, not fish, which should only be fed at a minimum.

Foods made for humans, especially prepared food are lacking in certain minerals and vitamins that cats need, and the lack of them can cause things like blindness and even worse. Same reason you can't feed a cat dog food.

You said it's almost impossible, can you stock up? There are plenty of on-line sites where you can order bags of decent kitten and cat food mail order.

If you absolutely can't find cat food and want to feed your kittens and cats a homemade diet, here are a few links to websites with recipes for homemade cat food. Please read them, because they explain exactly what cats need to survive and thrive. You can do a lot of damage to your kittens if you don't give them the right nutrients, which in the wild they would get by eating live prey.

http://www.ehow.com/how_12698_make-homemade-cat.html

This site has quite a few recipes, so scroll down the whole site, which has great information

http://www.stretcher.com/stories/03/03jan27a.cfm

This site has a few recipes for home made cat treats, biscuits and cookies:

http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/1231/0.shtml

PS: Cornflakes and milk aren't all that healthy for human babies either, the corn flakes are highly processed and high in sugar.
post #4 of 15
Where do you live?

We can always refer you to sites that can teach you how to make cat food from chicken, rice, bone meal, and suppliments but it has to be done *carefully* to make sure its balanced, and its time consuming....
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by stephenq
Where do you live?

We can always refer you to sites that can teach you how to make cat food from chicken, rice, bone meal, and suppliments but it has to be done *carefully* to make sure its balanced, and its time consuming....
... or look up raw diets
post #6 of 15
Petfood is available online all over the world.
post #7 of 15
Until you can get it sorted out, can you feed your kitten human baby food - the meat kind without salt or onion added? That, or blended chicken are the only human foods I would give a young kitten. And goats milk is OK, not cow's. Corn flakes have sugar, salt, and lot of other things that are not even that good for human babies. And no nutrition that a cat can deal with.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by stephenq
Where do you live?
guys - until we get an answer to this question, we won't be able to tell him/her where to find stuff. assuming this is a real question, & not just to provoke debate...
post #9 of 15
I don't think this a joke - look at his profile. I think he is trying to do the best he can by asking this question. If he is in Asia yes he has problems since depending on where in Asia he is the attitute towards animals in general is very very different.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hell603
I don't think this a joke - look at his profile. I think he is trying to do the best he can by asking this question. If he is in Asia yes he has problems since depending on where in Asia he is the attitute towards animals in general is very very different.
Thanks every one!
And you are right! I do live in Asia and my best bet to keep my kitten healthy is to depend on human consumables...(especially medicines-if required). So I belive recipies to home made cat food could be a better choice. I have looked at the recipies above and I think they'll do some good. Ane way any futher comments on this would be very help ful.
Thanks.

Talha.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
A couple of things more!
How about feeding my kitten boiled beef mince with its soup or boiled boneless chiken shreds.

Some people say dont give milk to cats/kittens it has ill effects on cats/kittens. How much true is that? coz in our regian its believed that cats likes to drink milk a lot.

Talha.
post #12 of 15
No, milk is not good for them. They like it, but it is not good for them.

If you read through all the answers, you've been given a lot of good information.

In my post to you I added some links to site where it explains what kittens need and how to make your own food for them that will be healthy and give them what they need.

Please look at those sites.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by tmasood
A couple of things more!
How about feeding my kitten boiled beef mince with its soup or boiled boneless chiken shreds.

Some people say dont give milk to cats/kittens it has ill effects on cats/kittens. How much true is that? coz in our regian its believed that cats likes to drink milk a lot.

Talha.
i think the beef mince & chicken would be ok for him, but you shouldn't have to cook it. he'll need some more stuff - check some of the answers above for more info... good luck!
post #14 of 15
To help out vegetarians, I just want to make it clear that fish IS a type of meat - for the purposes of nutrition for a cat or a kitten, fish meat may be different from other meat, but fish is a type of meat. Meat is the flesh of an animal, and a fish is a type of animal.

Also don't feed a cat or kitten human medicine - it's made specifically for humans and can potentially be very dangerous for a cat or kitten.

Finally it's true that cats are actually lactose intolerant. They may LIKE milk (and there are lactose-reduced cat/kitten milks in some countries), but that doesn't mean it's fine for them. My cat likes to lick a floor that's just been mopped with BLEACH and water, which is clearly not safe, so I have to be very careful when mopping.

With any meat for a human or an animal, unless it's specially made for that animal (like tinned (canned) cat food from the shop), I would seriously urge cooking it for safety - it can then be left to cool down. Once warm it would be probably quite appealing - a fresh kill would still be warm.
post #15 of 15
Welcome, but btw this thread is years old.

Cooking or finely grinding meat destroys or reduces taurine.

Unlike humans and dogs, cats cannot synthesize taurine and are likely to go blind and eventually have a heart attack if deficient, and so you want to make your own food you either have to feed raw meat or cook the meat and add it back in which is what the pet food industry does.
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