The Best Cat Food For Kittens
The best cat food for kittens is something that you want to choose wisely, for the benefit of our little furry friends nutritional best interest. The first year is the most important for a kitten because major development is underway in those fifty-two weeks. During that first year, a kitten develops from infancy to the equivalent of childhood and then on to young adulthood. The best food is needed to build good muscles, strong bones, a well-developed nervous system, and provide the energy needed during that first year. Read on for some tips to help you care for your kitten and get her started on the right food.
Wet Vs. Dry Food
Kittens should be fed both wet and dry kitten food, until they are at least eight months old. Young kittens have very small teeth and can not chew dry food well. Without some kind of canned or wet food, kittens won’t get enough nutrition to grow properly. If you are feeding your kitten both dry and wet foods, then twice a day wet feedings are sufficient. If your kitten is only eating wet food, she should be fed four times daily. Since wet food provides more protein per pound than dry cat food, wet food is not only a better nutritional choice, but is actually less expensive in the long run. However, it is acceptable to feed only dry food during your kittens first few months if it is softened with water. By the time your kitten is seven months old, her permanent teeth should grow in and can handle dry food. One of the advantages of feeding dry food, apart from the convenience, is that dry food can help decrease the rate of tartar accumulation on the teeth.
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Amy is the founder of Cat Mania and a life long cat lover. She also writes for various other pet related websites. She is passionate about helping pet parents create a healthy and happy lifestyle for their fur-babies.