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Question by  daughtry (43)

How do I care for a lactating mother cat and her kittens?


Answer by  Anonymous

Quiet safe space for her to do her mommy business without stressing over noise/motion. Give her a little extra of her favorite wet food if you are worried that she is not eating enough. Free (open access) feeding to her favorite dry food is safe while nursing.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

The kitten should double its weight in approximately a week. The mommy cat is responsible for providing her babies with nutrients and good stuff, therefore, she should have proper food and water for that task. Higher protein-higher fat content is recommended for her during this time. Give plenty of water.


Answer by  keiki (1376)

Cats are generally very good about taking care of their kittens. Make sure the mother always has plenty of high quality kitten food and fresh water, and make sure she is keeping the kittens clean. It's not a bad idea to weigh the kittens every day to ensure they are gaining weight.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Give her good food, available fresh water, and above all-privacy. Mom will not try to hide the kits if you keep people other than you from bugging them.


Answer by  andybdrums (185)

Check on her now and then and make sure mommy is comfortable. You might want to occasionally observe the kittens and make sure all of them are getting enough milk.

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