Kitten food and nutrition: Here is the complete guide to follow for your kitten's feeding schedule - petsitterbank

Kitten food and nutrition: Here is the complete guide to follow for your kitten’s feeding schedule

Your kitten is a real carnivore, just like its large cat relatives. Their digestive system, tongue, and teeth are all created for meat consumption. Therefore, it’s crucial to get their food just perfect in order to suit their natural nutritional needs.

Your kitten needs a complete balance of nutrients and a lot of protein because it is a carnivore. Additionally, due to their rapid growth, kittens require different amounts of several minerals than adult cats, including the proper balance of calcium and phosphorus. Your kitten needs a nutritionally balanced and complete meal with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and fibre. In the wild, big cats know exactly what they need to eat. By feeding your kitten the right food at the right times, you’ll be supporting their natural instincts as a carnivore and solitary hunter.

Starting right

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For the first 4–5 weeks of its life, your kitten will get all they need from its mother. They’ll normally be weaned by 7 weeks, but even from week 4, you can get them used to eat a specially prepared food like Whiskas Chicken in Gravy wet kitten food or Whiskas Tuna in Jelly wet kitten food.

Big appetite, small belly
Although your adorable kitten may be little, it will grow 15 times more quickly than a human infant! They are unable to eat much at once due to their small starting stomach, which is the size of your thumbnail. For this reason, it’s crucial to give your kitten tiny meals frequently—up to 6 times a day at first. In the beginning, try laying the food out on a dish for them to just lick and taste.

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Kitten-to-cat servings

Kittens should be able to fully eat and drink on their own by the time they are 8 weeks old. At this point, you can start giving out dry food, although soaking it in a few tablespoons of warm water might make the transition easier. The majority of 8-12 -week-old kittens weigh around 800 grams to 1.2 kgs and generally consume 180-220 Kcals per kg body weight. You can try Whiskas Junior Ocean Fish with milk dry food or Whiskas Mackerel flavor dry food.

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Water

Your kitten has a super-sensitive nose and tongue that easily picks up unfamiliar chemical smells. That’s why they might prefer drinking from puddles (or even the toilet) rather than their water bowl. To encourage your kitten to drink more, place their water bowl in a quiet spot away from their litter tray. But if their strange drinking habits continue, don’t worry – it’s perfectly normal!

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Maintain a feeding schedule

Week 1 to 3 – Mother’s milk

Week 4 to 5 – Wet kitten food + Mother’s milk

Week 6 – Wet kitten food or dry kitten food (mixed with water)

Week 7 to 8 – Dry kitten food (can be without water)

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A shiny coat, bright eyes, and supple muscle tone are all good signs your kitten is nutritionally healthy. If you feed them balanced food that’s right for every stage of their life, you’ll soon see it is reflected in their appearance.

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Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Whiskas by Times Internet’s Spotlight Team.

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