For the most part, puppies and kittens live a charmed life. They spend their days sleeping, eating and enjoying lots of attention from their human admirers! This unfortunately isn’t always the case. Dog and cat mothers can suffer from a condition called agalactia, meaning they are unable to produce milk, or they may have a behavioral problem that makes them unable to properly care for their new family. If this happens, it is important to make sure that the puppies or kittens are still able to receive the proper nutrition they need to grow healthy and strong!

If possible, a newborn should nurse on their mother for at least two days. The mother’s milk includes colostrum, which provides extra nutrition and short-term protection against some diseases. Regular cow’s milk does not provide the necessary fats to nourish a young puppy or kitten, so they should then be given a milk replacement formula developed specifically for newborn puppies and kittens.

Hartz Precision Nutrition™ Milk Replacers and Nursing Bottles are specifically designed to help parents of newborn pets provide the highest level of care in their early developmental stages. The Precision Nutrition™ Milk Replacers have been formulated with the optimal balance of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients to match their own mother’s milk.

Taking on the responsibility of an orphaned animal can be stressful, but we at Hartz believe the reward of a lifelong friend is worth the challenge! Feel free to keep us posted on your furry friend’s development on our Facebook page.

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