What to feed stray baby kittens

Help! I’ve found kittens! – Contra Costa Humane Society

Springtime marks the beginning of kitten season, when intact, outdoor female adult cats continually go through a heat cycle, giving birth to dozens of kittens before winter comes.  If you’ve found little kittens in your yard or nearby, it is important to know how best to handle this finding and insure a safe survival for both kittens and mama cat.

Much of the following information is from Tompkins County SPCA‘s Feral Cat Series and Alley Cat Allies.  This is a brief overview and is not intended to provide veterinary recommendations.

If You Find Kittens

First, determine whether they have a mother.  Mother cats may be out for several hours at a time getting food for themselves, so try to wait somewhere unobserved to see if she comes back.  If the kittens have a mother, you have several options:

  • Take the mother and kittens into your home and confine them in a large cage or a small room such as a bathroom or laundry room.    This prevents the mother cat from moving the kittens and she will take care of raising them until they are old enough to be socialized and placed in homes.  Once the kittens have been fully weaned, the mother can then be spayed and returned to her original habitat, or if socialized, re-homed.  If mom is truly feral (not socialized to humans), bringing her indoors may not be a safe option if you are not familiar with working directly with ferals and it may be best to move to the next option listed.
  • Allow mom to care for her kittens where you found them until the kittens are approximately four weeks of age (when they begin weaning).  Unfortunately, she may move them at any time, so try to make the location as attractive and comfortable as possible.  Giver her a comfortable shelter and provide food and water every day.  Try to catch the kittens when they are weaned (4-6 weeks) so that they can be socialized and placed in homes.  It is important to catch mom too in order to have her spayed so that she does not continue to reproduce.   Mothers can get pregnant again while nursing kittens.  For help with trapping and spaying the mother cat, please visit SNIPcat.org.
  • A last resort is to take the kittens from the mother, have her spayed, and raise the kittens yourself until they are old enough to be re-homed.  This ensures that the mother will not move the kittens and they will be socialized to humans, but remember that in most cases it is best to keep kittens with their mother for the first few weeks of life.  Mom provides them important antibodies and nutrition, and it is a healthier option for her as well – nursing mothers without kittens to feed can often suffer from mastitis, an infection of the breast, which can be fatal if left untreated.

If the kittens are indeed orphans, bring them into your home to establish their age, medical and feeding needs.  At this point, you must act quickly because neonatal kittens are fragile.  Delay can be fatal.  Kittens should be alert and warm to the touch.  If the kittens are cold and listless, they must be warmed up immediately.   Chilling is a major cause of death of neonatal kittens and can happen in just a few hours.  Do not attempt to feed chilled kittens.  Place the kittens in a box or pet carrier with a towel-covered heating pad set on low inside the box.  Be sure the heating pad covers only half of the bottom of the box – the kittens must be able to move off the heating pad if it becomes too warm.

Determining Age
  • Under one week:  Eyes shut, ears flat to head, skin looks pinkish.  Part of umbilical cord may still be attached.
  • 1 week – 10 days:  Eyes beginning to open, ears still flat.  A kitten this age is smaller than your hand.
  • 3 weeks:  Eyes are fully open, ears are erect, teeth are visible.  Kittens this age are just starting to walk and will be very wobbly.
  • 4-5 weeks:  Eyes have changed from blue to another color and/or kittens have begun to pounce and leap.  Kittens this age will begin to eat regular cat food (wet food, typically or dry food softened with water or milk replacement formula).
  • 8 weeks:  Kittens this age weigh approximately two pounds.  If they have not been exposed to humans, they will be shy and hissy and will need to be socialized by 12 weeks of age, at which point socialization is still manageable, but can be more challenging.

A kitten typically gains 4 oz. of weight per week and at 4 weeks of age weighs 1lb.  At two months of age they typically weigh 2lbs.

For Kittens Four Weeks of Age and Younger

Feeding orphaned kittens:  Kittens cannot be fed until they are warmed – feeding chilled kittens is very dangerous.  Do not feed cow’s milk as it causes diarrhea, which leads to severe dehydration.  You will need KMR or other kitten milk replacement formula, along with special bottles for feeding.  These supplies can be found at any pet food store.  The pre-mixed liquid formula is easier to use than the powdered form.

Depending on their age, kittens will need to be fed every two to six hours around the clock.   To prepare the bottle, pierce a hole in the nipple with a sterilized pin or make a tiny slit with a sterilized razor.  Make sure the hole is big enough for the milk to get through – it should be large enough to allow milk to drop slowly from the nipple when the bottle is inverted.  Warm the formula to approximately 100 degrees F.  Test the formula on your wrist – it should be slightly warm, not hot, not cold.

KMR Feeding Information

Age in Weeks Average Weight Total CC of KMR per Day Feedings per Day
1 4oz 32cc 6
2 7oz 56cc 4
3 10oz 80cc 3
4 13oz 104cc 3

According to this chart, a 4 oz. kitten would be fed approximately 5cc of formula 6 times a day.  Most commercial milk replacers will have daily feeding schedules printed on their products.

Small and weak kittens do best if they are fed every four hours for the first four days.  If they are unable to take the amount of formula scheduled for each feeding, the number of feedings should be increased and the amount of formula decreased at each feeding.  It is important to understand that formula intake is limited by the size of the stomach.  A kitten’s stomach should feel full by not extended after being fed.

Place the kitten on its stomach to bottle feed.  This is done to avoid having milk run into the kitten’s windpipe.  Try to angle the bottle so that air does not go into the stomach.  Encourage suckling by keeping a slight pull on the bottle.  Never squeeze the bottle to force the formula out.  This action could result in the kitten inhaling formula into its lungs which could cause pneumonia.  You will usually see bubbles forming around the kitten’s mouth when it is full.   Always burp the kitten after each feeding.  Kittens can actually die from too much gas formation in their stomachs.

After they eat, kittens need help to urinate and defecate.  To do this, moisten a cotton ball with warm water and gently rub the kitten’s anal area.  Waste will be mostly liquid at this point.

Health:  In addition to chilling, there are other conditions which must be treated without delay:

  • Fleas can cause anemia in kittens and even death.  If you notice fleas, you should flea comb the kitten as soon as possible.  Do not use insecticides or any other flea products.
  • Diarrhea and upper respiratory infection (similar to a human cold) are serious and should be treated immediately by a veterinarian.
  • If a kitten cannot suck on the bottle, she may need to be fed with a veterinary feeding syringe (no needle).

Weaning:  At about four weeks of age you can begin offering canned and dry kitten food.   Kittens are most responsive to a wet food “slop” – a mixture of wet food and milk replacement formula – and eventually moistened dry food.  The kittens will begin using a litterbox as well.

Socializing Kittens

Kittens who are not exposed to humans early in their lives learn from their mothers and quickly become feral.  However, if they are caught and handled at a young enough age, feral kittens can be socialized and place into loving homes.  Remember that spay/neuter is the single most important thing you can do to help feral cats.  It is best to alter as many cats in a colony as possible before you begin socializing.

Kittens under four weeks old can usually be socialized in a matter of days, and kittens up to eight weeks old can take approximately 2-4 weeks to socialize completely.  At 10-12 weeks of age, the kittens can still be tamed but it may take longer and they may always have residual shyness.  Taming feral-born kittens over 12 weeks old can be difficult and they may never be fully socialized to people.

Kittens cannot be socialized while they are still in their outdoor colony.  They must be brought inside and confined so that you have regular access to them.  If you cannot do this, consider surrendering them to a public shelter (ccasd.org) where a rescue group may have the opportunity to place them in a foster home and socialize them, depending upon their age.

Housing Kittens

You will need to confine the kittens at first, preferably in a dog crate, large pet carrier, cat condo or cage. If you do not have a cage or carrier, you can keep the kittens in a small room.  the cage should contain a small litterbox, food and water dishes, and something to cuddle in like a towel, a piece of your clothing or a small stuffed animal.  Be sure to block up anything they could crawl into or under and remove anything that could injure them.

Do not let feral kittens run loose in your house.  They can hide in tiny spaces and are exceptionally difficult to find and coax out.   In addition, a large room can be frightening and hinder the tampering process.

If possible, kittens should be separated from each other when facilitating taming.  Left together, one kitten can become outgoing and playful while another remains shy and withdrawn.  The kittens can be housed together, but be sure to spend time alone with each one.

The Socialization Process

  • Food can be the key to taming.  Make dry kitten food available at all times and give the kitten a small amount of wet food at least twice a day.  The kitten may hesitate to eat in your presence at first, but be patient.  Eventually the kitten will associate your presence with food.  Chicken-flavored baby food is a special treat that few kittens can resist.
  • How soon you begin handling the kitten depends on the kitten’s age and temperament.  Older kittens and those who are most feral are harder to handle.  With these kittens, start by offering baby food or wet food on a spoon through the cage.   Once they are used to this, you can begin handling them.
  • Younger and less feral kittens can be picked up right away.  Wear gloves if you will feel more comfortable, as it is important to be confident and gentle when picking up any animal.  Wrap the kitten in at towel, allowing her head to stick out.  Offer baby food or wet food on a spoon.  If she does not respond, dab a tiny bit on the end of her nose. Once she tastes it, she will soon want more.
  • When petting a feral kitten, approach from behind her head.  Gradually begin to pet the kitten’s face, chin, and behind the ears while talking gently.  Try to have several feeding/petting sessions (15-20 minutes) with each kitten as many times a day as you can.
  • Progress will depend on the kitten’s age and temperament.  Each day you will notice improvement – falling asleep in your lap, coming towards you for food, meowing at you, purring, and playing are all great signs.  Once the kitten no longer runs away from you but instead comes toward you seeking to be fed, held and pet, you can confine her to a small, kitten-proofed room rather than a cage.
  • Expose the kittens to a variety of people.  Everyone should use low voices at first and approach the kittens in a non-threatening manner.  All interactions with young children should be monitored very closely to ensure that the children are treating the kittens delicately and appropriately.
  • Once the kitten is willing to play, offer toys or a cat dancer for her to chase.  Do not let the kitten bite, scratch or play with your hand as this will teach her to do so.  Kitten teeth and nails are very sharp!
  • If the kittens are staying awake at night, try to play and socialize with them more during the day and cover their cage at night with a towel or blanket.
  • Leave a television or radio on (not too loud) during the day so that the kittens get used to human voices.

For further information on handling kittens with or without a mother cat, please visit Alley Cat Allies website.  You may also download this Neonatal Kitten Care guide, available through Alley Cat Allies and Austin Humane Society.

If you have found kittens and/or a socialized mother cat and are unable to accept them into your home, you can surrender them to Contra Costa County Animal Services (the public shelter).

What to Feed a Stray Kitten Based On Age

Adopting a stray kitten is just as challenging as having a baby. You will also have to feed the little furball correctly for its proper growth and development. Knowing what to feed a stray kitten is of utmost importance to make sure that it will grow up to be a happy and healthy feline even without its mommy cat.

Stray kittens three weeks of age and below should be fed nothing but kitten milk replacer. Stray kittens that are four to five weeks old, on the other hand, maybe fed both kitten milk replacer and wet cat food. Stray kittens six weeks of age and older may be fed either wet or dry cat food or both.

It only takes nine to 12 months for stray kittens to become fully grown cats. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for a really long time before you could feed a stray baby cat wet or dry cat food and even some human food.

When kittens reach four to five weeks of age, you may pair kitten milk replacer with wet cat food.

The following week, you may stop giving them kitten milk replacer completely and make both wet and dry cat food their staple diet. As a matter of fact, stray kittens that are fully weaned may be given certain types of human food.

Continue reading to know more about what to feed a stray kitten and other related important matters.

Foods Safe for Stray Kittens to Eat

Especially during the first few weeks of their lives, it’s important to mind which foods make it past the tiny mouths of stray kittens. Giving them the wrong types of food can keep them from being properly nourished, and thus prevent them from growing and developing correctly and healthily. It may cause them unnecessary digestive upset, too.

Below, you will come across some of the things that you may give a stray kitten.


First things first: never give a stray kitten cow’s milk. Its digestive system cannot process lactose, a type of sugar found in milk.

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Cow’s milk can make a stray kitten sick and have diarrhea, too, which can cause dehydration. Give the baby cat what’s called kitten milk replacer available at veterinary clinics and pet food and supplies stores.

When it comes to giving kitten milk replacer to a stray kitten, remember two things. First, ensure that the stray kitten’s temperature is not too low. Second, feed the stray kitten on its stomach, not on its back like a baby.


Adult cats can eat raw meat without any trouble. That’s because their fully developed immune systems can deal with the bacteria present in uncooked meat. On the other hand, kittens should be given cooked meat only.

Cooked beef, pork, lamb, chicken and turkey allows a stray kitten to get lots of protein and other important nutrients such as zinc, iron, phosphorus and B vitamins.

Just make sure that you avoid giving a stray kitten fatty and greasy meat. It’s also a no-no to offer it processed meat products like bacon, sausage and hot dogs.


Besides meat, a stray kitten can also have eggs.

And just like meat, eggs that you offer to the baby cat should be cooked for the very same reason — to protect it from bacteria present in uncooked eggs. Because a stray kitten has a weak immune system and a frail body, it should be offered nothing but cooked eggs.

While nutritious, sadly, eggs do not offer kittens the full range of nutrients they need. Due to this, it’s a good idea to offer a stray kitten cooked eggs occasionally only.


Tuna, salmon, mackerel, trout, herring — these types of fish are some of the absolute favorites of kittens and adult cats, too.

Alas, some people do not have easy access to fresh fish. If you are one of them, feel free to give a stray kitten canned fish. However, opt for water-packed and low-sodium canned fish to keep their health out of harm’s way.

Speaking of canned food products, canned seafood items exclusive for felines are available.

The website Chewy offers some of the best options, such as flaked tuna, ocean fish, salmon, and fish and shrimps.

Whole grains

In humans, it’s no secret that whole grains are some of the healthiest foods.

That’s because they are loaded with fiber and good amounts of copper, magnesium, zinc, iron and B vitamins. Kittens, stray or otherwise, can benefit a lot from consuming whole grains, too, and leading the list are oatmeal and brown rice.

Just make sure that you cook whole grains very well before feeding them to a stray kitten. Otherwise, it might end up with an achy tummy because raw whole grains are not the easiest for the feline stomach to digest.


Especially if you just welcomed a stray kitten into your home that’s old enough to eat solid food, but you have yet to head to the nearest pet food and supplies store, give it a small amount of bread.

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While bread can be filling, unfortunately, it doesn’t offer kittens and even adult cats many of the nutrients they need.

Due to this, refrain from making bread a significant part of a stray kitten’s diet. And also, when giving a purring little kitty cat bread, check that it’s not covered in jams or spreads, many of which contain high amounts of sugar.


It’s no secret that carrots are good for your eyes, thanks to the loads of beta carotene in them. Well, it’s for the same reason why kittens can also benefit a lot from snacking on carrots.

Besides promoting a sharper vision, which felines require for hunting, carrots also help strengthen the immune system and optimize the gut health of little cats.

When offering carrots to a stray kitten, it’s a good idea to boil it first. Raw carrots are a choking hazard, which is why they are a complete no-no for human babies.


Just like carrots, pumpkins are good for eye, immune and gut health. It’s due to this why it’s a wonderful idea to feed a stray kitten pumpkins occasionally. And similar to carrots, you should boil it beforehand.

Worry not because there is a way to avoid peeling, slicing, boiling and draining pumpkins just to keep a stray kitten full and nourished.

It’s none other than giving it canned pumpkin puree — the same one used for making pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie. However, ensure that the pumpkin puree is 100% natural and isn’t spiced, too.


Many cat owners believe that cats eat grass to deal with an upset stomach by inducing vomiting.

However, based on a survey, more than 90% of respondents said that their cats didn’t throw up after eating grass and that their pets didn’t seem to be sick before munching on some grass.

Since cats love eating grass, a stray kitten will surely fancy eating spinach. You can offer it raw or cooked spinach. However, avoid feeding a stray cat cooked spinach with seasonings or sauces.


We made it clear earlier that stray kittens (and kittens in general) should not be given cow’s milk because of its lactose content.

While yogurt is from milk, it doesn’t contain as much lactose — a cup of cow’s milk has 12 grams of lactose, while a cup of yogurt has less than four grams of lactose only.

It’s because of this why you may try offering a stray kitten yogurt. However, it’s a good idea to observe whether or not it’s going to end up with diarrhea. If the animal suffers from diarrhea, switch it to lactose-free yogurt.

Kittens of different ages can eat different foods. Needless to say, it’s a must that you feed a stray kitten food appropriate for its age to keep it from having digestive system-related issues.

So, before you offer it anything, you should determine how old it is. Later we will talk about telling a stray kitten’s age — don’t stop reading now.

Here’s a table indicating what to feed a stray kitten (and how often) according to age:

One weekKitten milk replacerEvery two to three hours
Two weeksKitten milk replacerEvery four to six hours
Three weeksKitten milk replacerEvery four to six hours
Four weeksKitten milk replacer and wet foodTwo to three times a day
Five weeksKitten milk replacer and wet foodTwo to three times a day
Six weeksWet and dry foodTwo to three times a day
Seven weeksWet and dry foodTwo to three times a day
Eight weeksWet and dry foodTwo to three times a day
Stray cat feeding schedule

How to Tell the Kitten’s Age

Earlier, it was mentioned that giving stray kittens the wrong types of food can have an unfavorable impact on their digestive system and growth and development, too. This is why you should feed a stray kitten food ideal for its age.

The good news is that there is no need for you to be a veterinarian or have been there since the mommy cat gave birth to its litter.

It’s because you can tell a kitten’s age just by having a keen eye and knowing which age-revealing signs to look for. By observing the little kitty cat, you can have an idea of how old it is and, ultimately, what to feed it.

Without further ado, here’s how kittens look according to their age:


A telltale sign that kittens are less than a week old is that their eyes are completely closed. It’s not just their eyes that are closed but also their ear canals — it’s only when kittens are three weeks old when their ear canals will fully open.

Besides having closed ear canals, newborn kittens will also have ears that are folded against their heads.

Kittens below one week old, needless to say, can neither see nor hear.

Breast milk is the only nourishment that newborn kittens can have, especially because they have no teeth.

And by the way, if you check the belly of baby cats and you spot an umbilical cord stump, it means that they were born just a couple of days ago — the umbilical cord stump will usually fall off around four to five days of age.

One week old

The eyes of kittens will open at about one week of age. However, they will not open completely — the peepers of week-old kittens are squinty.

Looking at their eyes, you will see that they are blue. Refrain from assuming that the kittens will grow up to be blue-eyed cats. It’s just that all very young kittens have bright blue eyes.

Refrain from attempting to pry open the half-open peepers of one-week-old kittens. Allow them to open fully on their own, which will happen at two weeks of age.

By the way, their eyes will still be unfocused.

During the first week of life, the ears of kittens will begin to unfold. Their ear canals will slightly open, too, like their eyes. It’s also at this age when baby cats will start to crawl.

Two weeks old

At two weeks old, there are three things about kittens that you will surely notice.

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First, their ear canals will be more open.

Second, their ears will pop out — kittens that are just a couple of weeks old will have small and rounded ears, pretty much like the ears of baby bears.

Lastly, their eyes will be fully open.

Despite being completely open, the eyes of kittens will still be blue. Their pupils won’t be able to dilate, too.

Kittens at two weeks old will be better at crawling, although they will still be wobbly when attempting to move from point A to point B. Baby cats at this age will also love snuggling with each other.

Three weeks old

When kittens are three weeks old, their ears will be fully functioning, as evidenced by their totally open ear canal.

It’s also for this reason why baby cats at this age will get startled by loud noises. Also, their ears will appear more like the ears of kittens instead of the ears of cubs.

Another milestone when kittens reach three weeks of age is that their incisors (teeth in the front center of the mouth) will emerge. Kittens have a total of 12 incisors — six incisors above and six incisors below.

Three-week-old kittens will walk so much better.

It’s also during this time when kittens will develop the so-called righting reflex, which means that kittens will be able to orient themselves properly as they fall in order for them to land on their feet. However, please refrain from putting to the test a kitten’s righting reflex.

Four weeks old

During their fourth week of life, the canines (fangs) of kittens will emerge — all four of them. While canines are for tearing food, four-week-old baby cats will still rely on their mother cat’s milk for nourishment.

It’s also when kittens are four weeks old that their vision will become sharper.

Regarding motion, kittens at four weeks of age will walk with lots of confidence.

Because of this, all members of the litter will also play with one another, albeit in an extremely clumsy (and adorable!) manner. By the way, they will also start to attempt to groom themselves instead of leaving the job to their mom.

Five weeks old

Kittens at five weeks of age will have their premolars or bicuspids emerge, which means that they can have the breast milk of their mom and solid food at the same time.

Because five-week-old kittens will be a lot more confident with their ability to walk, they will explore their surroundings more. Also, they will be at that age when they tend to observe their mom and learn basic life skills from it.

While their fully opened eyes will still appear blue, the ears of kittens will appear bigger and more pointed at the fifth week of life.

It’s also during this age when they will be able to retract and extend their claws, which means that little cats will be capable of learning basic hunting skills anytime soon.

Six weeks old

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It’s when kittens are six weeks old when their eyes will change from blue to their permanent adult eye color, except for those that are meant to be blue-eyed adult cats.

What’s more, a complete set of teeth will be in place, establishing the fact that kittens will be able to turn their backs on the milk of their mommy cat and stick to solid food completely.

However, some six-week-old kittens may still want to have breast milk and solid food at the same time.

Movement-wise, kittens at six weeks of age will be so much better with walking and running, too, which is why they will spend most of their waking hours active and playing with one another.

Seven weeks old

At seven weeks of age, kittens will look like the majority of kittens at animal shelters. Besides being able to walk and run without much trouble, little kitty cats this old will also climb a lot.

Male kittens, when observed from the back end, will be easier to distinguish from female kittens.

That’s because their testicles will descend into their scrotal sac at seven weeks old. It’s due to this why a litter that’s less than seven weeks is often mistaken by many as an all-female brood.

Besides wet cat food, seven-week-old kittens will be eating kibbles, too. However, it’s a good idea to mix them with wet cat food to make the transition from wet to dry food go as smoothly as possible.

Eight weeks old

The body of kittens at eight weeks of age will look proportional, which is why they will look like miniature versions of adult cats.

Besides looking like their bigger and older counterparts, eight-week-old kittens will also eat and sleep at regular intervals like their mother cat or any other adult cats.

It’s also at this time of their lives when they can be spayed or neutered — kittens at eight weeks old are sterilized at animal shelters before they are adopted out.

Kittens that are eight weeks old will be more independent than ever, which is why they can be spotted from time to time away from their mom or siblings.

While they will continue to have increased muscle tone, which is essential for hunting and carrying out daily feline lives, it’s unlikely for eight-week-old kittens to double their weight anytime soon.

Just Before You Feed a Stray Kitten

It’s important that you determine the age of a stray cat before feeding it.

Besides making sure that its rapidly growing and developing body will be properly nourished, you should also see to it that the stray kitten won’t experience an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea due to giving it food that’s not appropriate for it.

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What to feed homeless cats and dogs and which organization to contact for help?. "Paper"

January 21, 2021

Stray cats and dogs often die in cold temperatures - at temperatures below -10 they can last only 6-12 hours. To help animals survive the winter, you can feed them, give them access to water and warm rooms, and contact specialized organizations - but there are nuances. "Paper" tells what is important to consider when helping street cats and dogs.

Anastasia Usacheva, founder of the NGO ZooZaschita and curator of the Kotohouse shelter, helped write the instructions.

  1. Homeless animals can be fed dry and wet food. But in the case of wet, it is important that it is eaten immediately - otherwise it freezes or starts to spoil.
  2. You can buy premium foods like RoyalCanin or Hill`s for supplementary food, but, in principle, any food will do - it will be better than starvation. It is important to remember that animals should not be fed table scraps: there is salt and spices that are contraindicated for them. Adult cats should also not be fed dairy products - most of them are lactose intolerant.
  3. After you have fed the animal, it is advisable to hide the bowl so that it does not become a cause of conflict with those locals who do not like stray cats and dogs.
  4. It is important that animals always have access to water. In winter, you can pour warm water into a bowl to make it freeze more slowly, or, if possible, place it in an air duct or front door.
  5. For stray cats, you can open air in the house. To do this, you need to convene a meeting of homeowners, vote and get 51% of the signatures "for". With a statement, you need to go to the management company - according to the law, they will have to leave a vent measuring 15 by 15 centimeters.
  6. You can also arrange with your neighbors to let stray cats or medium-sized dogs live in the front door during the cold season.
  7. If the neighbors are against both animals in the front door and open vents, you can call the shelters and agree that you will bring the animal to them. In the case of large dogs, it is worth remembering that out of fear they can attack, in addition, animals can be infected with fleas or rabies. Therefore, it is best to contact an animal trapping service, such as SK-Legion, or use a humane trap - sometimes they can be rented from a shelter or the same animal trapping service. If the cat, running away, got stuck somewhere, you can contact Koshkispas. The list of shelters is on the website of the national association of animal welfare organizations “We are together” or here.
  8. To catch a small homeless animal, you can throw a blanket over it. By the way, if you approached, but it does not run away, it most likely needs help: wild animals are shy and usually try to hide.
  9. Once you have caught the animal, it must be placed in a box to avoid damage during transport. The Lyonkin Cat Foundation, for example, provides veterinary equipment for free - you can take a cage from them.
  10. If you don't have time to do all this, you can donate money to a foundation or a shelter that helps homeless animals. But before you transfer money, check the reliability of the fund.

Read answers Papers about whether to bring a homeless animal home, how much you will have to spend on a veterinarian and vaccinations in the first days, how to look for owners if a pet is lost, and where to take it for overexposure.

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What to feed a homeless cat with kittens?

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Milk with bread, sour cream, sausages, chicken giblets. In general, something that is not expensive, but nutritious. Does the cat still feed the kittens with milk? If not, then they have milk, sour cream, meat something, such as pate.




I don’t know, or not, but the kittens from the basement are getting out - earlier I haven't seen them at all, and they're hungry! I definitely won’t give sausages - there is only one chemistry and they are salty



can she get out at all?




I feed my cats - rice or buckwheat, mixed with cheap stew or boiled chicken giblets.



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#17,0002 Julia

Crazy Aunts, why you feed stray animals? Leave them alone, let them catch rats, that's their first priority.



Crazy aunts, why do you feed stray animals? Leave them alone, let them catch rats, that's their first priority.



Milk with bread, sour cream, sausages, chicken giblets. In general, something that is not expensive, but nutritious. Does the cat still feed the kittens with milk? If not, then they have milk, sour cream, meat something, such as pate.




I always feed homeless cats and dogs, but food that I have left for me half-eaten. Remains of cheese, sausages, porridge, soups, soft chicken bones. Sometimes I buy cheap stew or sausage, but there is always something left at home. Cats are so hungry that they eat everything.



yes, maybe

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pancake and there are also housewives who give their pet cats salty sausages, stew sausages. I have no words. Kill the cats slowly. At least once read about the banned menu for cats and what they can and cannot do. And they are stuffed with fish, which then the kidneys refuse from the overload of phosphorus. The same goes for Whiskas. Author, I'm not for you if that. It's just annoying already.



look at the market for something inexpensive. trimmings, minced leftovers, etc. But look, so that you don’t take skins and bones without small bones, they are very fatty, where the digestive tract organs will quickly fail in cats. Some take necks, though I don’t know if there is meat there, and the bones should be removed.



Why don't you take them with you?



Do you want to feed the cat or poison it? Why do they need bread, sausages?

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And it never occurred to you that you kill animals with smoked meats? Why is this all? Do you think that you will be counted in heaven? It is better to throw the leftovers off the table than to take responsibility for the health of the animal. Although it's up to you, of course



For satiety. The author writes that it is expensive to feed everyone. And then, it's temporary until they're taken apart. In any case, it is better than food, especially dry food. Well, you can feed milk, scraps of meat. No one died from bread either.


Oh, the benefactresses, who think that any deed done for the sake of heaven, have pulled themselves up. And the call of the soul, love for animals are not taken into account? And where did you see smoked meats? You must read carefully! A cat and a dog have lived at my house for many years, I also feed from my table. Everything is fine. There is no need to moralize here. And animals are not fools either, they do not eat harmful things, they sniff and leave. 11 September 2018 I will know what love is0003



Julia, do you have rats?



Many boiled pasta to stir one bag of cat food, our basement will be laid out

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can you imagine the diameter of the intestines of a kitten. it is like a human vessel. and bread and pasta simply will not be digested, and what will happen then? Intestinal obstruction ((cats can be. Kits no


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