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Cimicat Cat Milk Substitute is a clinically formulated milk replacement designed for cats of all ages and designed to enable cats, as well as kittens, to achieve smooth, glossy fur and general good health. Perfect for use as a mother's milk replacement, Cimicat is formulated to provide all the essential minerals, vitamins and trace elements to ensure adequate rearing of orphan or malnourished kittens. Blended with easy-to-digest proteins, Cimicat Cat Milk Substitute is also a rich source of energy through its fat and carbohydrates. Unlike cow's milk, Cimicat replicates the lower lactose content to perfectly simulate cat's milk.
The following recommendations are just a guide and feeding rates will depend on the weight of the kitten and other circumstances. As a general guide feed 20-25ml of mixed Cimicat liquid per day per 100g of kitten weight.
|Age||Prepared Cimicat||Feeds per day||Liquid Cimicat per feed|
|1-3 days||20-25ml||Every 2 hours||2-2.5ml|
|4-7 days||30-35ml||10-12 times daily||3-3.5ml|
|8-10 days||35-40ml||Every 2 hours/10 times daily||3.5-4ml|
|11-14 days||40-50ml||Every 3 hours||5-6.25ml|
|15-21 days||50-75ml||Every 4 hours||8.25-12.5ml|
|21 days - 6 weeks||50-100ml in addition to normal feed||3-4 times daily||12.5-25ml|
Both over and under feeding can cause serious health problems with your kitten. Kittens have small immature kidneys, which cannot cope with excessive amounts of liquid. Overfeeding can cause diarrhoea, whilst underfeeding can cause dehydration.
Boil water and allow to cool to below 40C (lukewarm/tepid). Mix at a rate of 20% dry matter, IE. 1 part powder to 2 parts water. Add a small amount of water and mix to an even paste, then add the remaining required water, stirring all the time.
1 x 10ml level scoop (5g) Cimicat powder to 20ml (20g) water.
Quantities of prepared milk can be stored in the refrigerator and used within 24 hours. Always mix thoroughly, a whisk or household blender may be useful.
When dissolving Cimicat in hot water it is normal to see the trace element particles briefly before being fully dissolved. Some of these particles may show up as blue, light green or pink-purple specks, which are completely harmless.
Spray dried skimmed milk, specially selected vegetable oils and fats, spray dried milk albumin, spray dried whey products, fractionated lecithin emulsifier, L.lusine, D.L Methionine, L. Threonine, Taurine, permitted antioxidants BHT & BHA.
Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Cobalt, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium.
B1, B2, B6, B12, A, C, D, E, Nicotinamide, Calcium pantothenate, Folic acid, Orotic Acid, Choline Chloride, Biotin.
All prices include VAT where applicable.
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For UK delivery, we charge the following:
Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.
For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.
We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.
Due to restrictions aerosols can't be sent by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.
Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.
Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.
To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.
*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.
Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Cimicat Milk Substitute for Cats, including answers from our team.
My young tom cat simply refuses to eat anything other than cimicat formula.
I have tried to introduce some wet food into the formula ( mashing it to a paste) he turns his nose up every time.
Is it OK for cimicat to be his main source of nourishment at this age (6 wks approximately) and if so how long is recommended?
Thanks in advance for your help.
At 6 weeks he should be eating some soft wet food. If he is reluctant then you have to use hunger as the driving force. If you give him enough Cimicat to keep him satisfied, he will never make the transition. Cimicat is a good food, but is not adequate in itself long-term and if he has a fixation with eating just this, it is not good. You should give him Cimicat every day, but less than he wants. Offer very small amounts of other good cat foods and wait for him to start eating them. He will do better in the long-run if he goes hungry for a few days and then starts eating proper food, than if he stays on Cimicat. Do not worry about starving him, you will not. Liquidised, slightly warmed, wet food will tempt him before long.