The Best Kitten Food Starts with Science
There are several things to keep in mind when choosing the best kitten food for your new pet. Start with these three considerations to make sure your kitten is getting off to a healthy start.
Kittens Have Their Own Nutritional Needs
While some nutrients in kitten food are the same as adult cat food, there are a few differences that will help your new kitten's brain and muscle development.
Expect your kitten’s food to have higher levels of protein and minerals, as well as higher calories, since kittens are typically more active than their older counterparts.
|Weight of Cat||Growth less than months||Growth 4 to 6 months||Growth 7 to 12 months and pregnancy|
|1 lb (0,5 kg)||1/4 cup (30 g)|
|2 lb (0,9 kg)||3/8 cup (40 g)||3/8 cup (40 g)|
|3 lb (1,4 kg)||5/8 cup (70 g)||1/2 cup (55 g)|
|4 lb (1,8 kg)||3/4 cup (85 g)||5/8 cup (70 g)|
|5 lb (2,3 kg)||7/8 cup (100 g)||2/3 cup (75 g)||5/8 cup (70 g)|
|10 lb (4,5 kg)||1 1/4 cups (140 g)||1 cup (115 g)|
|15 lb (6,8 kg)||1 1/4 cups (140 g)|
*Based on Science Diet® cat food recommendations
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Facts and Information on How Cats EatChoosing the right cat food for your special pet's specific needs is one of the best ways to influence your cat’s future health and happiness. Work with your veterinarian to validate your choices to ensure your cat will receive the correct balance of nutrition. When it comes to feeding, you also might be interested in learning a little about how nature has equipped your cat for eating. Take this short quiz to discover some fun facts.
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