Catac Foster Feeding Bottle (25225-V)
Great alternative for feeding baby kittens
The Catac system is the best Ive used when baby kittens can't nurse because either their suck is too weak or they are smaller than their siblings and cannot get or stay on a nipple long enough to fully nurse. It is a little challenging to get the teat onto the bottle and you will need to modify the tip of it, but once a baby learns how to suck with it, you will be so glad because tubing is challenging and the regular nursing bottles in the retail stores make it too easy for too much milk to flow into the mouth thereby setting them up for choking. I always have an extra Catac on hand and recommend it without hesitation.
Great for syringe feeding!
I did not buy the bottle/kit but I did buy the replacement teets for syringe feeding 1 week old kittens. They worked very well. They are expensive and my 8 month old cat will swipe them if she can get her paws on them and then she destroys them.
A must have for our newborn Sphynx.
Love Most Everything About This Product
I purchased one of these after I fed a kitten with a syringe, and she took a big breath right after I put some liquid in her mouth. The little soft plastic bottles in the retail stores are useless for a small kitten - the nipple is far too big. I'm currently feeding a kitten, and have been since he was born. Mom is feeding his 2 litter mates, and he just somehow never got a nipple of his own. It's a great nurser, easy to hold, easy to regulate the flow of milk, easy to tell the temperature of the liquid without even putting a drop on your wrist, etc. My only complaint is that I'd love the company to create an alternate set of nipples for neonatal kittens. The ones that come with the bottle are too long - I had to cut the end off so it didn't reach halfway down the kitten's throat. But, other than that, this is a GREAT alternative to either tube feeding - which is difficult for a single person to manage - or feeding with a syringe - dangerous if the plunger sticks and then suddenly comes unstuck. So I'll continue to cut the nipples down to a manageable length - but, all in all, this product has made 3 hour feeding intervals - bearable. And, it's safe enough that even at 3:00 when I'm not exactly at my best - it's a safe way to feed a kitten.
Not very useful!
Maybe I am not using this right. But I found that the nipple is too wide and short for the kittens to suck on. Plus you can not order extra nipples from the website.
I recently whelped German Shorthair Puppies. I bought two of these. The nipples were entirely too small for this breed even though they whelped at around 13 oz. I tried using the large end but it was impossible to create a flow with a hot needle. Save yourself $25/each(2x$25=$50) on these and just go buy a baby bottle.