Tailspring Milk Replacer for Kittens

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This post is sponsored by Tailspring

Kitten season is just around the corner, so this is the purrfect time to tell you about Tailspring, a new goat milk based milk replacer for neonatal kittens.

About Tailspring

Tailspring milk replacers come from Meyenberg, a well-known goat milk dairy brand. They are based in Northern California and have been making goat milk products since 1934. They’ve always known that people weren’t the only ones enjoying their products, and that they’ve been used for animals ranging from rabbits and squirrels to possums and racoons and even large animals, including horses, jaguars, and elephants.

Goat milk has been shown to help baby animals thrive as well as supplement the nutrition of adult cats and dogs. It can improve overall digestion and fur quality with fewer side effects than cow’s milk.

Tailspring was created with input from an expert neonatal pet nutritionist.

Why Tailspring?

The number one ingredient in Tailspring is goat milk, which is well tolerated and gentle on kittens’ digestive system. Goat milk is easier to digest than cow’s milk because it allows the digestive system to break down compounds faster than cow milk, which makes for more rapid absorption of nutrients and energy. Goat milk is considered hypo-allergenic because it is lower in casein, the protein that causes allergies in people and animals.

With only 16 additional essential ingredients to provide nutrients and vitamins, Tailspring milk replacers have the shortest and cleanest ingredient list on the market and are formulated as close to nature as possible. Their human grade ingredients contain no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.

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Two formulas

Tailspring kitten milk replacers are intended for kittens up to 8 weeks of age. They come in a ready-to-feed liquid and a powdered formula that needs to be mixed with water. Both formulas can be used as a meal enhancer or treat.

My take on Tailspring

I love the research that went into these products, and I especially love the clean ingredient list. Tailspring milk replacers may just be the closest thing to mother’s milk.

For more information, please visit Tailspring. The website has a wealth of information about the benefits of goat milk in general, and, bonus, super cute photos of goats, kittens and other baby animals.

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5 Comments on Tailspring Milk Replacer for Kittens

  1. Susan Bewley
    March 5, 2021 at 3:33 pm (1 month ago)

    We are extremley excited about Tailspring! My mother always used to keep dried goats milk and swore by it when she was taking care of abandoned kittens! It is even better that is is now formulated to be even better for our furry friends!

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  2. Linda
    February 25, 2021 at 9:37 am (1 month ago)

    I liked them till I read the instructions on the web site. They really need someone who does bottle babies to re-write those. Feed 1 tsp every 4 hours? Kittens will die on that schedule.

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    • Chloe
      February 25, 2021 at 6:08 pm (1 month ago)

      Hi Linda, I think you may have read the site quickly so I want to provide verbatim what the instructions are from the site.

      These are the instructions for the liquid formula:
      -Warm ready-to-use formula to body temperature as needed for each feeding
      -For normal kittens: Feed 1 tsp. per 4 oz. of body weight every 3-4 hours.
      -For weak kittens: Mix 1 tsp. of formula with an additional tsp. Of water first. Feed ½ tsp. – 1 tsp. of mixture per 4 oz. of body weight every 2 hours or as needed. Gradually reduce additional water over several days.
      -As kittens grow, gradually increase the amount fed daily per body weight, while decreasing the number of feeding until averaging 2-3 feedings per day.
      -Continue to feed milk replacer until kitten is completely weaned onto solid food.
      INFO FOUND HERE: https://tailspring.com/products/kitten-milk-replacer-condensed-6-pack

      These are the instructions for the powder formula:
      -Warm premixed formula to body temperature as needed for each feeding.
      -Feed 1 tsp. per 4 oz. of body weight every 3-4 hours.
      -As kittens grow, gradually increase the amount fed daily per body weight, while decreasing the number of feedings until averaging 2-3 feedings per day.
      -Continue to feed milk replacer until kitten is completely weaned onto solid food.

      This would mean a 3 oz kitten should get 3 tsp every 3-4 hours (more if weak).

      I hope this helps!

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  3. Donna
    February 25, 2021 at 8:49 am (1 month ago)

    I have used Goats’s milk for infants since 1989. Newbborns handed to me. Lived to be 19 and 24 years old. Perfect health. Same for hundreds of infant kittens I raised. No health issues. As a manager of a huge animal clinic, the vet’s sold KMR and tried to talk me into using it. I refused. I did notice kittens on KMR, usually were back to the clinic for treatment of loose stools. Problems, I did not get with Goat’s milk.

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  4. janine
    February 25, 2021 at 6:30 am (1 month ago)

    Thanks for the information. You never know when we might need something like this.

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