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Unread 08-18-2008   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new here, and i'm happy I've found a place for cat crazy like me...

Well, 4 weeks ago I've found 2 small kittens. I bottle fed them until now. They are both girls, and are about 4 weeks of age.
One of them looks very good, she's big, and playful like a normal kitten, and she started eating canned food a couple of days ago..

I believe her little sister was the runt of the litter. She's smaller, and more shy. She play, and run, but she looks like she's 2 weeks behind of her bigger sister. She's still drinking milk, and show little or no interested for the canned food.
She doesn't seem sick, or lethargic, she's just way smaller than the other...

Is there some kind of food that I can give her too boost her up a little?
 
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hello,i'm cheryl,welcome to the forum,and well done for rescuing the 2 kitties,i think you should just keep doing what you're doing,she will eat when she wants to.there's a website called messybeast.com,it has lots of good advice for your cat problems.give it a visit,or ring your local vets for advice.good luck.take care,bye,che.xxxxx
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Take her to the vet. A professional must see the cat. She probably has parasites that need to be resolved with medication. You can also try feeding your kitten with Meow Mix kitten chow.
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The best is to take her to the vet, but you can also give her Gerber (meat, chicken, turkey), it is ideal for a kitten.
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Your kitten will probably have been already weaned when he or she first arrives at your house, and, hopefully, will be eating a high-quality food designed for kittens. We'll start with dry food first, simply because of its convenience, and because many cat "parents" continue to feed dry food. However, for a longer, fuller life, you should try to convert your kitten over to canned food as quickly as possible, with dry food given only as "snacks" or "treats." More information on dry vs canned foods can be found in my article, Canned Food - the Real Staple for Cats. Dry complete diets have some specific selling points. They help to remove plaque from the teeth, and there is no fuss - you just weigh out the amount you need and put it in your cat's dish for her to help herself. It is clean to use, easy to store, and has a longer shelf-life once opened than wet food.
 
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