Kitten Food and Nutrition for Best Health

kitten food and nutrition

Start them off on the right paw

So you have a tiny furry ball of fluff that makes the sweetest noises and is completely dependent on you for everything it needs to grow up healthy, happy, calm and satisfied. Before you let this little wild thing become a large, unmanageable ferocious maniac, you need to learn how kitten food and nutrition are inextricably linked to your happiness as well as your new pet’s health and well-being.

The nutritional needs of your kitten are different from those of an adult cat. Just like human babies, furry babies need more protein for muscle development, brain health and a shiny coat. They need minerals for strong bones and teeth and vitamins (like E and D) for immune health. If you get the nutrition right from the start, you will avoid unnecessary trips to the vet for nutrition-related health problems later on!

What type of food does my kitten need

If your kitten is at least 8-weeks old, our veterinarians tell us it can be transitioned entirely to independent feeding. But you need to consider that a baby that tiny has very small teeth and may need wet food for a period of time until their teeth can handle harder dry foods.

These are the articles we are currently working on.  Please check back often!

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  • Best Wet Kitten Food
  • Best Grain-Free Kitten Food

Your kitten will not become a picky cat if you start her out right. Introduce a variety of food flavors and textures early on. And, while it’s fine to free feed a kitten (little ones need more food to grow), by the time your kitten is 8 months old you will want to transition him to scheduled meals.