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What Should I Feed My Kitten?

Nutrients your furry calorie-burner needs to become a big cat


Kitten nutrition

Bouncing, pouncing, chasing bugs, climbing the curtains — kittens are little activity machines. It’s no wonder they needs lots of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Choose a high-quality food made especially for kittens. It will be easier for your kitty to digest, which means they’ll get more of the nutrients they need.

Great sources of protein include:

  • Fish (salmon, trout, sardines, catfish, whitefish)
  • Poultry
  • Eggs

Meat, chicken and fish are also good sources of taurine, an important nutrient for your kitten’s heart health, vision, and digestion that might not always be listed on a food label.

Energy to burn

Your kitten needs almost twice the energy per-pound as an adult cat. Keep their engine purring by feeding them three times a day until they’re six months old, then twice a day until they’re a year old.

Kittens and cats should have access to plenty of clean, fresh water at all times.

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