Anyone constantly find yourself with a newborn kitten and nowhere to buy kitten formula at 4 am?

Question by Tammy: Anyone constantly find yourself with a newborn kitten and nowhere to buy kitten formula at 4 am?
I pulled this recipe off of the internet a long time ago. I hadn’t tried it because I shoved the print out in a drawer and forgot about it. I pulled it out of the drawer a month ago after I was in fact in need of formula at midnight after I discovered that the KMR can was empty! I wound up raising a kitten on this after I started her on this recipe because she refused to eat KMR or anything ELSE after giving her this supplement. I ran it by my own vet, and she approved. Of course, I would naturally assume that before you give it to any of your own, you would run it by your vet as well.
All of the ingredients should be available at your local food store. It’s great to have in a pinch. I just thought I’d pass it along for all of you out there active in rescue work so that you’ll have an alternative “just in case.” I know from personal experience the frustration of having a screaming newborn kitten who’s starving, being caught off guard, and having no formula in the house to fill up that lil belly. When you get a chance, give it a try. It digests REALLY well and it has really good texture. You just spoon out a lil bit and pop it in the microwave for about 15 seconds and presto..dinner is served!

1 lg. can evaporated milk (not Milnot)
2 tbsp. plain yogurt (not diet)
2 tbsp. mayonnaise (real)
1 tbs. Karo Syrup (light)
1 pkg. Knox gelatin
1 egg yolk (beaten)
1 cup of liquid unflavored Pedialyte

Mix milk, yogurt, mayonnaise and syrup together well.
Bring 1 cup water to boil and mix in Knox gelatin; set aside.
Mix egg yolk with small amount of milk mixture and beat well.
Add gelatin and water to milk mixture and beat well. Add in egg yolk mixture and beat well.
Pour into a freezer safe bowl or similar type of bowl with a cover and set in refrigerator.
We usually use Ice Cube Trays for our glop pudding. Pudding will last for two weeks covered in refrigerator.
Always warm pudding to room temperature (milk form) before feeding.
It is very rich in calcium, this pudding can be used as a supplement for kittens, sick cats and show cats to put on weight. Several Veterinarians have approved this recipe as being balanced and nutritious.

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Answer by Lois N
It happens to me all the time, every day at 4 am I find myself with a newborn kitten in my hands clueless on where to get the food formula.

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4 Responses to “Anyone constantly find yourself with a newborn kitten and nowhere to buy kitten formula at 4 am?”

  1. Cat Lover says:

    LOL yes, I now have a system in place that seems to be working lol. I always keep a supply of the powdered KMR in the house.

    This tip was passed on to me by a lovely lady who rescued cats her whole life. She never married never had any children, the cats were her life.
    She grew up on a farm and that is when she started taking care of kittens.
    All of her motherless kittens were given goats milk, she swears by it, she says it is close to the mothers milk minus the lactose (sugar) that is the only thing she ever used and she literally has fostered thousands.

  2. ♥Pretty♥ ♥Kitty♥ says:

    Thanks for the info. I have a kit in my truck complete with “kitty crack” (for fast response), carrier, blanket, leash and collar, dog food, BAND AIDS (for me), food bowl, feather toy on a stick (I have lured cats out of hiding with it), gallon of water, and gloves. I keep Pedialite and a can of KMR on hand at all times. You learn to be prepared.

  3. Tasha says:

    thanks for the tip! Good to know! sometimes if the pet store is out of the powder KMR i will get the liquid, even though it expires quickly. they told me that if you freeze in like an ice cube tray it will last longer! how was that for a trade of tips??!!

  4. Catshatron918 says:

    This kitten is definitely an American main character

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