Two Weeks Later and Cat Weaning

Two Weeks Later
After two weeks, the whelps begin to relate with its surroundings and start to have short walks at only a few meters from their mother, who calls them and carries them back by the neck to the box.

As they learn to walk, at about the third week, the mother lefts them from going to far. At this stage they develop their milk teeth, which is usually not a problem.

Each time they are more eager to investigate the outer world, for which they smell and lick all the surfaces at their reach, so try not to leave or use cleaning products in the room that might be toxic to them.

Cat Weaning
The weaning begins when they are four weeks old, when the whelps have developed balance, and it consists in substituting gradually the mothers milk, first for milk and after for slid foods.

 You can buy special milks, which you have to heat at different temperatures depending on the age of the cat (follow the instructions on the label), but there are also veterinarians that prepare “kits” of special foods for whelps. At this age it is important that each whelp has its own feeding plate, at certain distance from that of the mother’s so she won’t think that it is an extra portion for her.

The next step, after two or three days, is to offer them weaning food that is sold on pet shops.

At this point the stomach of the whelps is small, so give them small quantities of food several times a day (four or five). As for the quantity, always follow the indications on the label.

Whelps sometimes have problems with taking solid food to their mouths, for it would be better to dispose it in several small mounds.

When they reach the eighth week they must leave the mothers milk and substitute it definitively with “growth formulas” for whelps, and of course, with water.

From that moment until the age of six months, you have to progressively establish the routine of feeding twice a day, being it normal food or special food for whelps, but let their appetite guide you.

Offer them a variety of foods so they won’t get used to a specific flavor making them capricious with food, as they get older. This doesn’t mean that you can’t give them more often the flavors they like most and thus avoiding to many rejections.

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