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Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:37 PM

Snagglepuss and Bubbles to hopefully make your day brighter

I've read in many places that it's not totally uncommon for mother cats to care for other baby animals

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Reply Snagglepuss and Bubbles to hopefully make your day brighter (Original post)
rpannier Jul 2017 OP
Laffy Kat Jul 2017 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2017 #2
Laffy Kat Jul 2017 #3
MFM008 Jul 2017 #4

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:41 PM

1. That is dear.

I know mama kittehs and doggos often take in other species and I've always wondered if their milk is enough alike to be healthy to the baby critters.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:49 PM

2. Cats' milk has more protein than dogs.

Kittens with a dog foster mom will be OK but they might need some supplements. Cats can also feed puppies in a pinch, but puppies are usually bigger than kittens so the cat might not have enough milk. Cross-species nursing is nevertheless a better thing than bottle feeding because the babies get the feeling of being mothered and protected.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 11:53 PM

3. Yep. I hear that.

I was just saying on another post, how my kitteh was bottle-fed by humans as a newborn because her mother rejected her and she's not "quite right".

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

4. Baby bunny!

Did someone say raccoon.?

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