13 years ago
SP

What can I feed my kitten?

I have a kitten that is about 8 weeks old and I was just wondering if I can give him the soft kind of cat food? Also can I give him cat treats and things like that? Any info would be helpful, thanks so much!
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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I just got a kitten a few weeks ago and I had the same dilemma. I went to petsmart and bought the wet food that was specifically made for kittens but after a few days we started her on Friskies (they sell the variety that is marked for cats and kittens) and fed her a small amount twice a day and gradually moved her up to almost a can a day. I found this to be easier because they sell the can covers that fit the cans of Friskies and keep it fresh in the refrigerator. I also keep a bowl of kitten chow (the dry food) out for her in case she's hungry in between. For treats I would suggest buying the moist kind because they are easier for a kitten to chew. You could also try cat's milk (they sell them at the grocery store as well as petsmart)... our kitten loves it and it is not hard for them to tolerate like regular milk. Good luck with your new kitty ~ hope my suggestions helped!
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13 years ago
Ocimom
Its better for them to eat more canned food then dry. I'd give your kitten high quality kitten food - Max Cat, Wellness, Natural Balance are some of the better canned foods (and dry too). I would not give them cat treats till they are older - at least 5-6 months old
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13 years ago
Stephanie L
cats and kittens need a high fat high protein diet don't start on soft food it rotts the teeth and it is 99% water too hard is the best you can give it put some water or kitty milk made just for cats if it is too hard right now it's not formula any meat besides tuna is good some breeders but veggie oil in the hard food too cats are the only pet that can go back to the wild they are true preditors becasue of this
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13 years ago
Toots
You REALLY need to have your kitten on kitten food...canned and dry food made for adult cats is hard on their little systems, and they cannot digest it properly, plus, kitten food gives them the extra nutrients they need as they grow. ONLY give him/her treats specifically made for kittens... Remember, NO "people" food, no cows milk (there is a brand of milk made specifically for cats that they can have) and make sure there is plenty of water. Canned cat food has always given my kitties upset tummies (and made their waste smell HORRIBLE!)...so be careful. Your kitten is a BABY..and should be treated like one, not an adult cat.
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13 years ago
badale1995
In the store they should have bags of kitten chow. That is what you can feed it. No treats till 4 months old.
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13 years ago
gethealthy!
start feeding him dry food, but make sure it is "kitten" the regular cat ones don't have all the vitamins kittens need
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