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Nutrition for nursing cats

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

Your  mother cat has just given birth to her kittens. Should you change how you feed her? It would have been best to gradually begin mixing her food withe increasing amounts of premium canned kitten food in the last few weeks of pregnancy.  Once she begins nursing, she should be eating only kitten food.  Feed her at least three times a day or keep food freely available along with plenty of water.  Remember that she is feeding an entire litter. Don’t be surprised if your mother cat starts to eat twice the amount that she ate before. A nursing cat passes on essential nutrients, antibodies, vitamins and electrolytes to kittens on the first day that they are born. High quality food for the mother, makes for healthy kittens.

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