Dogs, Cats and Nutrition

The new bunk of kittens or small dogs finally has arrived, and it does not take long time when they are hungry and they around look for his first food. The breast-feeding will be the way with which its mascot will provide to its litter all nutritional needs during the next weeks until they can move and ingest solid foods. The first new born food that this litter of will receive is colostro that is a special type of milk that the mother produces especially for the first days of breast-feeding. Colostro contains the antibodies that will help to protect against disease and the infection until their own immune systems begin to work. In approximately 48hrs, colostro is replaced by the maternal milk that while it lacks immune factors, contains all the foods and necessary appropriate calories for the optimal growth and the development. The small dogs and the kittens new born have demanding nutritional needs to support their energy levels and fast rate of growth. What burdens this for the nursing mothers is that many not only are taking care of a descendant, but a whole litter often between 2 and 10 small dogs or kittens. This means that the breast-feeding can absolutely burden to its mascot and is absolutely common that they lose weight during this time.

What problems can happen during the breast-feeding? There are many problems that can happen in the production of milk (lactancia) as well as during the process of the breast-feeding. It is therefore important to close by watch the bunk and the mother so that you can take any problem and take necessary measures. * Problems of the lactancia – these include the lack of the lactancia, where any milk does not take place, the depression of the lactancia where the inadequate amounts of milk take place, and the deficient milk that is poor and lacking the quality of food milk.

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