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Homemade Kitten Formula


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Here is a kitten formula that is better than any you can buy!

I found a new recipe for kitten formula for newborn and very young kittens that don't have a mother. It is from Best Friends magazine the May/June 2009 edition. It is about the Best Friends Sanctuary and it is a great formula for kittens:

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  • 3 egg yolks (no whites)
  • 3 oz. water
  • 3 ounces goat milk from store
  • 4 oz. plain full fat yogurt

Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use. A kitten should eat 7 -15 CC's per feeding.

Warm by placing a bottle of the mixture in a bowl of hot water.

Source: Best Friends Magazine

By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN

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August 20, 20091 found this helpful

Putting this in my bookmarks. I am always taking in strays. Never know when this could come in handy. Thank you! Thumbs up!

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January 11, 20103 found this helpful

I have another recipe I have used that worked even better and I read this was superior to the one listed above.

In a mixing bowl, mix:

one half cup of evaporated milk,

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1 teaspoons of mayonnaise, or an egg yolk,
a drop or two of infant vitamins,
a little squirt of Karo syrup the white kind

If they are dehydrated, I will use homemade pedialyte, which is easily found on the net, and mix it in with this, just a little bit or offer in in a small bowl while they are eating. This really seems to help them grow, I had to hand bottle feed seven of them last month and they really enjoyed this so much. I would put them all in the bathtub on a towel for meals and it was so cute. They just loved lapping it up from the saucers and I would tell the parents who adopted them to supplement their meals with meat baby food and this from time to time. robyn

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September 23, 20190 found this helpful

your not suppose to give any kind of milk except a lactose free milk one. or goats milk. regular milk gives them diarrhea. mayo would have milk in it so would evaporated

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May 22, 20100 found this helpful

I have had better luck with the last formula involving mayo and infant vitamins and evaporated milk....they seem to love it and those ingredients are always around!

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December 2, 20121 found this helpful

I am concerned about the use of raw egg yolks in either of these recipes. There is always the risk of salmonella. That would kill the kittens rather than help them thrive.

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May 22, 20171 found this helpful

Get pasteurized eggs. I have not seen anyone get poisoning from store eggs. They need the fat vitamins and protein that the yolk provides

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April 25, 20190 found this helpful

Definitely. I think it is irresponsible to ignore that. There should be instructions for how to cook the preparation. Hopefully it is as simple as mixing the egg(s) in then boiling.

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I am so concerned about this that I am reluctant to use eggs. It is frustrating not knowing what to do.

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April 25, 20190 found this helpful

As for pasteurized eggs, I have never heard an expert say that raw eggs are safe for people.

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April 26, 20190 found this helpful

Pasturized raw eggs are considered safe to eat by the CDC and the USDA. Here's a snippet from one of the government pages I found on it:

"Make sure that foods that contain raw or lightly cooked eggs, such as hollandaise sauce, Caesar salad dressing, and tiramisu, are made only with pasteurized eggs."

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www.cdc.gov/.../

Nearly all storebought eggs have been pasturized so this shouldn't be a concern for most people.

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July 30, 20190 found this helpful

You should always hear the formula when it is made to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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August 27, 20220 found this helpful

Back in the 80s our Vet gave us the following recipe to hand feed our newborn kitten.
1 part pet milk and 1 part water
1 egg yolk (yellow only)
1 Tbsp Karo syrup (white, not dark)
Mix altogether and keep in refrigerator.

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