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Cimicat Milk Substitute for Cats

  • 350g Tub £9.46

Description

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.

Feeding guidelines

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.

Mixing instructions

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.

Ingredients

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.

Nutrient composition

  • Protein - 33%
  • Fat - 22%
  • Ash - 6%
  • Vitamin A - 40,000 iu/kg
  • Vitamin D - 8,000 iu/kg
  • Vitamin E - 250mg/kg

Added minerals

Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Cobalt, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium.

Added vitamins

B1, B2, B6, B12, A, C, D, E, Nicotinamide, Calcium pantothenate, Folic acid, Orotic Acid, Choline Chloride, Biotin.

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My 6 wk old kitten won't eat solid food.

6th Sep 2014
Lucinda

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.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.