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Mixing Directions for Milk Replacer Plus
Mix one tablespoon powder with two tablespoons warm water to make approximately 2 1/3 tablespoons (7 teaspoons/35mL) of liquid. This amount will feed a 4 oz. (115g) kitten for approximately 1 day.
If possible, all kittens should receive colostrum by nursing on their mother for the first several days. Weighing kittens at the beginning and every 3 days will help to determine the amount that should be fed.
Bottle fed kittens should be fed 1 teaspoon (5mL) per 4 ounces (115g) of body weight every 3-4 hours. Do not feed liquid below room temperature. Feeding amounts and frequency vary according to individual needs. Smaller and weaker kittens may need increased feeding frequency. As kittens become older the feeding frequency may be decreased and the amount per feeding increased. At 4 to 6 weeks, you may begin offering reconstituted Milk Replacer Plus in a shallow bowl for the kittens to lap. Do not discontinue bottle feeding until the kittens are eating well on their own.
Weaned kittens:Feed 1 teaspoon (2g) powder per 5 lbs. (2.2kg) of body weight daily mixed in regular food.
Pregnant and lactating females: Feed 2 teaspoons (4g) of powder per 5 lbs. (2.2kg) of body weight daily mixed in regular food.
Consult your veterinarian for additional advice.
NOTE: Follow recommended feeding amounts in directions shown above to avoid digestive upset caused by overfeeding.
Milk Replacer Plus contains FOS and a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms.
Reconstituted liquid must be refrigerated and stored for up to 24 hours. Opened powder can be refrigerated for up to 3 months or frozen for up to 6 months.