May 23, 2017
Categories: Caring for Special Populations of Animals, Foster Programs, Video
Kitten

Do you think your orphaned kittens are ready for solid foods, but aren’t sure how to make the switch?

Orphaned kittens transition from formula to solid foods at about 3-4 weeks of age as their teeth start to come in. This change of diet can create a big mess for you, and tummy troubles for them.

In this video, caregivers are walked through the process of weaning, including:

  • Food selection and preparation
  • Best bowls for weaning
  • Syringe feeding to get them started
  • How to monitor how a kitten is handling the switch
  • Use of probiotics
  • And more!

Bonus: Once the weaning process is completed, the foster caregiver gets to sleep through the night again.

Watch our educational video below, then share it with your foster caregivers!

Do you have other questions on caring for orphaned kittens? View the full video series Orphaned Kitten Care How-To!

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