How To Feed Kittens
Taking care of kittens is just like taking care of a human baby. You have to keep a careful watch on everything right from the food you give it to its health and grooming. Feeding kittens can either be an easy process or not, depending on the temperament and the state of your kitten. A kitten may or may not be weaned and thus the food would be different in each case. Training a kitten to get accustomed to her food is a time consuming process and you should not rush about doing it.
In order to provide better care and nourishment for your kitten, it is necessary to know how to care for it at every stage of its growth. This article examines some of the things that all new kitten owners should know.
Here are some points that you should note if you are feeding kittens that are already weaned:
– You have to start feeding the kitten with dry food. However, the food has to be a little moistened, but with water and not cow’s milk.
– You have to continue this food habit until the kitten is about five to six months old. After six months, you can start training a kitten to feed on canned food. But remember to supplement it with kitten chow.
– Continue to provide her with kitten food for another six to eight months and then you can start to gradually get your pet habituated with adult cat canned or dry food.
Taking care of the unweaned kitten is a little bit tougher than the former. This is because in such a case, you have to replace what its mother would have done to feed it. Here are some steps that you should follow:
– First, take the kitten to a vet. Your vet will be able to guide you with what you need to follow for feeding kittens that are unweaned.
– For the first three weeks, you have to feed it with specific kitten formula and at an interval of every 2-3 hours.
– After three weeks, the frequency will diminish and you can feed the kitten after every 6 hours.
– After eight weeks, you have to start the unweaning process and then start feeding it with moistened dry food.
We hope this article is useful to you if you are in the process of training a kitten to get accustomed to her food. Good luck!