Now that you’ve got your cute little furball home, it’s essential that you get the right nutrition for your kitten to help it grow in a healthy adult.
It is really important that you feed your kitty food that is specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your kitten. In particular, kittens need a diet with a higher energy and protein content, plus immune-boosting nutrients and the right balance of vitamins and minerals.
There are lots of options you could go for -
Whichever option you choose, it is recommended that you consult your vet to make sure that your kitty is receiving a balanced diet suited for its growth and development.
Once your kitten is three to four weeks old, try setting out moistened kitten food for them to nibble. Adding water to dry kibble will help moisten it and will look somewhat like an oatmeal. Kittens continue to develop throughout their first year, so it's important to continue feeding kitten food for a full 12 months before transitioning to adult cat food.
Another concern for new pet parents is regarding wet and dry food, or both. For a detailed article on wet vs dry food, click here.
A key tip: keep an eye on the food dish. Switch out the food multiple times per day when serving wet food or moistened dry food - this will lower the risk of contamination and also ensure your kitty has fresh food.
One last thing, don't forget to shower your kitty with lots of love and enjoy these special moments!
We hope this helps you unpack some of the confusion around kitten food!
Remember if you have any specific questions regarding your kitty’s special nutritional needs due tot heir health conditions, please consult a vet.