How To Make Sugar Water For Kittens? Step By Step Guide

How To Make Sugar Water For Kittens

Sugar water is a great solution for kittens who are not feeding well or have fading kitten syndrome. It can be used as an oral re-hydration solution, or it can also be given along with other food to help the kitten feel full.

I always get asked how to make sugar water for kittens. The process is really simple and easy, but people must know the correct steps, so they don’t harm their kitten in the process.

Following are the steps of making sugar water for kittens:

  1. Boil a pot of water for 5 minutes.
  2. Add two teaspoons of white sugar per liter of boiling water.
  3. Stir the sugar into the hot liquid until dissolved.
  4. Cools down the sugar solution.
  5. Filter the sugar solution, before giving it to your kitten

How Often Should You Give Sugar Water To Your Kitten?

You will need to feed your kitten 1 teaspoon every hour while awake and 1 teaspoon every 2 hours during sleep time for up times lasting over 12 hours per day (i.e., overnight). For kittens that are less than 10 weeks old, use ½ tsp.

Sugar water has many benefits; the following are the standard benefits: 

  • Helps with dehydration in cats.
  • Helps with diarrhea
  • Provides relief from vomiting by absorbing excess fluid from body tissues.
  • Makes your kitten feel better and more energetic.

If your kitten does not recover after drinking sugar water, there might be other problems. If your kitten does not recover after drinking sugar water, there might be other problems. In this case, immediately concern with a veteran or take your kitten to a nearby veterinary clinic.

How Do I Store Sugar Water Solution For Later Use?

It is best to store this solution in the fridge for up to three days. If you can’t store it in the fridge, it will last for few hours before you have to make it again. 

However, if you reside in an area where the temperature is below 5 °C, you don’t need to keep the solution in the fridge, but keep the solution in an airtight jar.

If your cat does not want to drink sugar water, you can try an alternative, such as blending canned tuna with water or Milk.  

Does Sugar Water Help Cats With Anxiety?

Sugar water can help cats with anxiety. The sugar in the solution helps provide a source of quick energy and makes them feel more secure when they feel anxious or nervous.

Sugar water is not a necessary alternative to food. It should only be given if the cat is not eating or drinking enough or has had stomach problems.

What Are The Effect Of Sugar In Cats Food? 

Sugar is generally considered to be a carbohydrate and like all carbohydrates, it provides your cat with the energy they need in order to function properly. 

The problem is that most human foods have a high sugar content which means that cats don’t get as much natural sugars from animal food sources. This means that they have to rely on sugar intake from other sources such as sugar-rich fruits and vegetables. Cats are also attracted to foods that contain more sugar than normal, which can cause them to overeat or eat unhealthy food options. 

Most importantly, some experts believe that excessive amounts of sugar can lead to diabetes in some cats. It means that diabetes can be seen as a complication of an unhealthy diet for pets, and this is why it’s so important to keep the cat away from eating too much sugar. Read my recent article, where I explain the natural way to make a cat healthy.

How To Force A Cat To Drink Sugar Water?

You should never force your cat to drink or eat anything; instead, you need to trick them into drinking sugar water. Following tricks may help you to make your cat drink sugar water: 

  • Trick your cat to drink sugar water by using an eyedropper. The idea is that you’ll have to put some of the liquid at the end of your kittens tongue and then wait for them to swallow it down. 
  • You can also try warming up the solution so that it feels more like Milk or adding things like tuna juice or even scrambled eggs so that they taste better and are easier for your pet to eat.

How To Keep A Newborn Baby Kitten Alive Without Mother?

Raising a newborn kitten without its mother is not an easy task, but it can be done. You will need to feed the kitten every 2 hours while awake and you may need to supplement with formula if necessary. You need to syringe feed the following foods to baby kitten: 

  • Sugar water ( 1 Tsp every 2 Hours) 
  • Lactose free Milk ( 2 teaspoon every 4 yours) 
  • Unflavored gelatin 
  • Egg yolk 

Note: You can blend all the listed foods and syringe feed them or feed the foods separately. 

Once the kitten reaches 1 month old, you can provide them with normal cat food rich in protein. Cats are carnivores by nature, so they will eat anything that has protein in it.  

Did I Answer Everything You Want To Know About How To Make Sugar Water For Kittens?

Sugar water is a great way to help your kitten stay hydrated and keep their energy up. The best thing you can do for them is giving them the sugar-water solution every day or as often as they need it (kittens needs more energy than adult cats). If your kittens seem hungry even after drinking the liquid, try increasing the concentration by adding more sugar per one liter of water. 

Alif

Alif has years of experience with the hardships and pleasures of owning a cat. He loves everything about cats. His expertise ranges from travel to health and safety with cats, but it doesn't stop there.

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