Healthy Kitten Diet Tips
Kittens require extra energy in the form of calories, fat and protein to fuel all of their growing need. Kittens expend tons of energy while they play, sleep and discover all their surroundings.
MeWoW…While growing and exploring kittens have bursts of playtime and immediately after will want to nap from expending and burning energy.
Meal time is important and foods such as chicken and chicken liver provide high levels of protein and the increased fat supports the development of healthy strong muscles, bones and organs. Kibbles with whole fruits and vegetables like blueberries, cranberries and sweet potatoes provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to strengthen cells and protect against free radicals that cause disease.
Meat is a cat’s best source of protein and our most plentiful ingredient
Fruits And Vegetables
Contain vitamins and antioxidants that help maintain your cat’s immune system health.
Vitamins And Minerals
Minerals and vitamins fortified with chelated are important to cat health.
Low Dietary Magnesium
Helps promote proper urinary tract function.
An essential amino acid for cats is necessary for normal eye and heart function.
Kitten Feeding Tips
Meal Time Tip:
Feed according to the age, size and activity of your kitten.
For 3 oz. Can:
1. Up to 20 weeks of age; feed as much as your kitten will eat in 3 or 4 feeding per day.
2. From 21 to 30 weeks of age, feed about 2/3 can per pound of body weight per day.
3. From 31 to 52 weeks of age, feed about 1/2 can per pound of body weight per day.
4. Feed at room temperature and always refrigerate the unused portion. Your cat should always have access to clean fresh water.
Healthy Kitten Home And Litter Box Tips
Kittens learn early on (usually around three to four weeks of age) how to appropriately eliminate by watching their mothers. And because cats are generally very clean and have a natural instinct to eliminate in sand and soil, most new pet parents do not have a difficult time teaching their new kitten to use the litter box.
Great Kitten Training Litter Box Tip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0JD_OtYloQ
When introducing your new kitten (cat) to your home, it is often recommended to initially confine to one room or designated area with food, a litter box, some toys a comfortable bed and scratching post.
This creates a “safe place”, and helps to ease stress while acclimating to the smells, sounds and feeling for their new home without being overwhelmed.
Provide a new, clean box that is easily accessible. Keep this area free of houseplants as they can be dangerous if eaten and the soil in the pot may distract them from the litter box.
To introduce a kitten to the litter box gently place inside, hold paws to show them how to scratch the litter. Do this several times throughout the day, without ever forcing your kitten inside. Create a positive litter box and learning environment.
It is natural for kittens to begin to explore and eliminate in the litter box, so quietly back away, cats like privacy. Reassure with love and praise when they are successful.
If training is not going well, always check with your veterinarian to rule out any medical concerns and discuss other ways to encourage success.