Kitten nutrition 

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I think it is totally unnecessary to feed kittens that are no older than 5 weeks. You try serving a plate full of wet food to a kitten this age, and it will just crawl aimlessly all over the food. In fact the mother might end up finishing the whole dish. No matter how delicious the cat food may be, the kitten simply won’t eat because it is too small to figure out what the heck it is. A four or five weeks old kitten has not fully develop its eyesight and sense of smell. During this period, a kitten will feed exclusively from its mother, so you can relax a little bit J. After 3 months or so, the onus is on you, the owner, to ensure that the kitten is properly fed. Bummer.....Wish the mother would do it for another couple of months eh?

 

 

 

 

Kitten nutrition is very important so feed the kitten at least 4 to 5 small meals a day. This allows the kitten to assimilate nutrients properly for optimal growth, while at the same time, reduce the likelihood of the kitten turning into a fat little balloon! Besides, feeding the kitten 2 large meals a day is a total waste as it is too small to finish large quantities of food. The kitten may only able to nibble a little bit of food at a time, so ideally, you should serve about 1 tablespoon of wet kitten food, and leave the rest in the can to retain its freshness. If your kitten happens to have a considerably large appetite, you definitely need to cut down its food intake. Once the kitten is about 5 to 6 months old, you may reduce feeding frequency to 3 times a day, you can also include some small pieces of fresh wet food ( fish, chicken, beef, etc ) along with kitten food if you wish and finally, reduce the feeding frequency to twice a day at 7 months and thereafter.

 

Do take note that kittens require different level of nutrients than adult male cats, so feed your kitten.......Surprise! Kitten food. I know this sounds obvious, like duuuh....! Right? Well, i know some cat owners who are guilty of feeding their kittens regular adult cat food, instead of kitten food, myself included actually heh, heh ..Just remember nutritional requirements vary according to age and situation. Kittens, adult, pregnant/nursing and older cats, each have their own nutritional needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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