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3 Reasons To Use Goat Milk For Kittens
Over the course of my life, it’s fair to say that I have rescued hundreds of cats and kittens from neighborhoods in Florida and Virginia. I’ve adopted several, bottle-fed a few, and helped the majority find safe, loving homes.
In March of 2020, right when the pandemic hit, I started taking daily walks outside. One day, I heard the distinctive meow of a kitten. It was soft but steady and repeating.
“Mew, mew, mew!”
Me being me, I had to find where the mews were coming from.
I searched the area and eventually discovered three wee kittens in a storm drain! The kittens couldn’t have been more than a week or two old.
I had previously seen a pregnant feral cat in the area so I assumed the kittens were hers but she was nowhere to be found.
I didn’t want to leave them but I knew that mama wouldn’t show up with me around so I left.
That night, I started researching milk replacer for kittens just in case mama cat didn’t show up. I’ve used milk replacers before but I wanted to see if there were any new products on the market.
It had been a while since I bottle-fed kittens.
During my research, I discovered goat milk for kittens. Yes, YOU CAN feed goat milk to kittens and it’s actually better than regular milk replacement products (more on that in a few).
As excited as I was about kittens, and before I ordered anything, I wanted to see if mama cat would reappear.
The next day, I went back to the storm drain where I spotted three adorable kittens.
They were furiously making biscuits while hungrily drinking mama cat’s milk.
While I would not be bottle-feeding kittens this time, I was thrilled with what I learned about goat milk for kittens.
3 Reasons You Should Use Goat Milk For Kittens
- Did you know that goat milk contains smaller fat globules and is lower in casein than regular cow’s milk? Why is this important you ask?
Because smaller fat globules mean that it’s easier for kitty to digest and it decreases the risk of an upset stomach or diarrhea.
If you’ve ever bottle-fed a kitten, you know how easy it is for their tummies to get upset. When you use a goat milk replacer, you lessen the chance of stomach upset.
2. You know how horrible you feel after eating a bunch of junk food? Terrible, right? Now, imagine giving a wee kitten the equivalent of junk food in a milk replacer bottle. ?
If you want your kittens to drink a milk replacer that contains no preservatives, artificial flavors, or colors, Tailspring is your brand. Their goat milk contains none of that nasty stuff. Tailspring milk replacer contains only 100% human-grade ingredients. It’s simply good nutrition. Available in liquid or powder form.
When kitties eat better, they feel better. And do all of those cute kitty things that they do. 😉
3. Tailspring’s goat milk replacer is formulated to closely match mama cat’s milk. The formula was actually created by an expert in neonatal pet nutrition.
An added bonus?
Goat milk naturally contains 43% more potassium, 18% more calcium, and 104% more Vitamin A than cow’s milk. Wee little kittens need all of the nutrients they can get to grow up big and strong.
Speaking of big and strong, check this guy out.
Remember the kittens in the storm drain?
My boy Winter was one of them.
With good food, love, and care, Winter went from the runt of the litter to thriving and playful. He’s now a part of our hearts and home.
While this may be the first time you’ve heard about the Tailspring brand, the company behind them (Meyenberg®), has been producing goat milk for over eighty-five years. They know their stuff!
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Did you know that you could use goat milk for kittens?