Kitten nutrition tips : From weaning to adult
Both kittens and adult cats thrive on a balanced diet that changes to accommodate their age and life stage, though their individual nutrition needs can vary depending on the breed, age and size. Developing a healthy and nutritious diet was the foundation of our launch of Ocean Fish for cats, focused on growth, energy levels and overall health, felines at all stages of life will thrive on a balanced diet.
A balanced diet for kittens
When it comes to happy and healthy kittens, a complete and balanced diet is key. When choosing a puppy food, you’ll need to consider the ingredients, serving sizes and food quality. The following guidelines can help. For more specific information, consult your veterinarian.
From birth to approximately 3 months
Vets recommend feeding milk for the first 4-6 weeks then gradually weaning to kitten feed, this means you need to move from syringe feed (or mother cat) to bowl, then start adding kibble to the milk and then gradually swapping milk out for water. The kitten can then slowly be moved to solid food.
From 3- 12 months
Kitten specific kibble or wet food (possible combination of both) is recommended at this stage. Kittens don’t need to protect their teeth as much as when they still have baby teeth so the most important choice to make is to pick a nutritious diet to help them grow.
12 months and beyond
At 12 months or beyond, the kitten is now considered an adult and is ready to transition into adult food, this is when we recommend our Ocean Fish for Cats. Start introducing adult kibble over a 3 week period mixing kitten kibble with adult until the cat has adjusted to its new food. Our cat offering provides a nourishing diet that is rich in omega 3 (including DHAs & EPAs), 6 & 9 and is enhanced with real, natural ingredients for optimal wellbeing and health.
Clean, freshwater is a must with cats of all ages as they tend not to drink as much, this can cause liver failure. We, therefore, recommend making sure your cat is properly hydrated. Whilst dry kibble has the benefit of longevity and storage, it is crucial you match this with appropriate hydration.
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