Kitten Diets

Here at Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic we recommend feeding a high quality diet, especially for growing kittens as this is an important growth period and can benefit the cat for life. Usually kittens are homed with their new family at around 8-9weeks, when they are fully weaned and have had the appropriate training from their… Read more »

Here at Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic we recommend feeding a high quality diet, especially for growing kittens as this is an important growth period and can benefit the cat for life.

Usually kittens are homed with their new family at around 8-9weeks, when they are fully weaned and have had the appropriate training from their mum (the queen). At this stage, the weaning diet would be most appropriate as it is high in protein for bone growth and muscle mass and much higher in fat than the other life stage diets to also help with the growing period. It is also very palatable. It is good to get kittens used to wet and dry food to help with variety during adulthood.

  • This weaning diet is best until the kitten is around 4 months, depending on their growth and health at this stage. A weight and development check with our registered veterinary nurse is a great way to determine what diet should be used and when to change.
  • At 4 months (depending on the kitten) it may be best to move onto a growth diet as it has slightly less fat but very high in protein to really help with the main growing period and building up the muscle. It is important that the kitten grows well and keeps an ideal body weight and condition to prevent growth and weight problems in adult cats.
  • After neutering, or around 6 months and again depending on the kitten, it is best to slowly transition the kitten onto an adult maintenance diet to help with weight control and to keep your kitten in tip top shape!

Diet makes a big difference to the skin and coat, growth and their toileting habits, plus many more benefits! We would love you to come in and visit and we can discuss the kitten range that would be most suitable for your kitten.

For further information about kittens, why not take a read of some other kitten blogs:

http://www.cwvet.co.uk/blog/2016/11/22/kitten-weight-development/

http://www.cwvet.co.uk/blog/2016/08/15/socialisation-kittens-sensitive-period/