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02 Mar 2004

feeding problems
Thank for the help on all my previous questions, but now I have a new problem. My kitten of 3 weeks, struggles with drinking milk and water. He would take a lick and then he would suck on it for about 3-5 seconds before taking another lick. He doesn't do this for very long, before he walks away from the milk, and now I'm afraid he is not getting enough to drink. I also started giving him kitten food, but I have to make it really runny, because he sucks his food also. Should I feed him with a bottle?
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

That three weeks of age, bottle feeding is definitely still recommended if the kitten is having problems other ways. Do not delay, start bottle feeding immediately and slowly graduate to bowl feeding. You are correct to keep the kitten food really runny, he will again graduate to eating more solid food in time. Good luck!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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