A kitten grows for 12 months. To ensure good health, it is therefore essential to provide it with all the essential nutrients throughout the period of its growth. Discover in this article everything you need to know to properly feed your kitten according to its age!
For a kitten less than 2 months old
A kitten less than 4 weeks old should feed exclusively on breast milk . If your kitten has been separated too early from its mother, you must provide it with formula only from the cat which you will give it via a sterilized bottle . Milk should be heated to 35 to 38 ° C. Be careful, cow, goat or other animal milk is prohibited because they are too rich in lactose and can cause diarrhea!
From the age of 1 month and until weaning around 2 months , you can start giving your fur ball solid foods, such as kibbles or special cat food, but only moistened in breast milk or lukewarm water. You can also start giving her little extras, like cooked chicken slices. Finally, always leave him with bowls full of food and a bowl of fresh water.
For a kitten from 2 to 3 months old
From the age of 8 to 10 weeks, the kitten must be weaned and its feeding consists then only in a mixture of boxes and kibbles (wet and dry food). These foods should always be created only for kittens and of good quality.
At 8 weeks, a kitten consumes 3 times more energy than an adult cat , its diet must therefore be particularly rich. So head towards the 1st age growth foods offered by veterinary brands.
For a kitten from 3 to 12 months old
It’s time to move on to 2nd growth foods . Your kitten sees its growth slow down and therefore has other nutritional needs.
It is around the age of 6 months that your cat will reach its final size, but its food must always remain that of a kitten, and this until the age of 12 months. On this date, you can transition to adult food, but very gradually (spread over 2 weeks, for example).