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RE: Struggle to wean kittens

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Posted by: PHWildCat at Wed Nov 17 19:40:08 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHWildCat ]  
   

It isn't at all unusual for some to want to nurse longer than others and some to like food at first more than others. I would not take away their KMR or try to force them to wean. Kittens can get issues if weaned to young, like trying to nurse on people and sucking on them forever. I have found that Mom cats start decreasing the times they nurse them at about 6 or so weeks and by about 8 weeks mine are usually down to nursing at bedtime and briefly in the morning and the kits eat and drink on their own between nursing. Of course I had one cat that nursed her kits until they were 19 weeks old and another that allowed her 1 year old son to nurse along side her new kittens, but they are the exception.
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