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The right food for Kitten

Your kitten will probably have been already weaned when he or she first arrives at your house, and, hopefully, will be eating a high-quality food designed for kittens. If so, it will probably be best to continue him on the food he is accustomed to, to avoid the inevitable tummy upsets of a quick food change. If not - if your kitten has been eating a lesser-quality (grocery store) food, you'll need to convert him over to a more appropriate kitten food gradually. Start by adding a small amount of premium kitten food to his existing food, then gradually increase the amount each day. Kittens require a diet higher in protein and fat than adult cats do. From weaning until about one year of age they should be fed a diet specifically formulated for kittens. Kittens can be touched or held when a lot of fur is visible and kitten(s) are walking. Orphaned kittens who are too young to eat solid food should be fed a commercial cat milk replacement formula every two to four hours. Kittens should not be fed cow's milk because it does not provide all of the necessary nutrients and may cause diarrhea.

Kittens are best fed mom's milk; it's 100-percent perfect for their needs. However, if the mother is ill or doesn't produce enough milk, or if the kittens are found as orphans, it is necessary to feed them a commercial milk replacer.Use a commercial milk replacer to moisten the food, and gradually reduce the amount of milk replacer you use, until the kittens are eating dry kitten food at about five or six weeks of age.

best food for kitten

The right food for Kitten

You can offer your kitten either dry food, canned food, or both. Be sure to choose food which is designed for kittens. They require a diet which is especially rich in protein, calcium, and other nutrients. Dry food should contain about 30 percent protein and about 15 percent fat. Canned food should contain about 10 percent protein and about 6 percent fat. Extra protein won't harm your kitten. Proteins make your cat grow. Kittens also need amino acids and taurine. if meat, chicken and fish are the main ingredients, these nutrients are usually in the food.

Cat food that is for adults is not sufficient. Your young cat will need the enhanced kitten food until he or she is a year old. Young kittens need to eat every few hours, because their tummies are so small. Feed them canned food several times a day but also have a bowl of dry food available for them to munch on whenever they wish.

best food for kitten

Feeding kittens differs from feeding adult cats. But if you know what kittens need, it is easy to serve a healthy and tasty meal for your little feline friends. Feed your kitten at the same time and same place each day. Your pet will quickly adjust to a feeding schedule. Start now to establish regular eating times this can help prevent future 4 a.m. wake-up calls from your pet!

Provide plenty of fresh water at all times. In addition to a nutritionally complete food, your new pet needs access to fresh water to help maintain his health.

By establishing good eating habits right from the start, you and your kitten will enjoy many happy years together. If you're not sure where to start, ask your veterinarian for guidance.

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