Kittens will need the right food for them to develop and grow into a healthy adult cat. So when feeding your kitten, you will have to give it the right one. Kitten food is specially formulated to suit the still-developing and highly-sensitive digestive system of a young cat. Kitten food has all the important nutrients that are needed.
These kind of food provides your kitten energy. There are basically two types of kitten food. They are either dry or canned (wet) food. Cats and especially kittens require a lot of protein to develop, grow, and strengthen their muscles. Kitten food provides the right amount they need.
There is some debate though on which type of kitten food is best. Solid or dry food has the ability to scrape your cat’s teeth to keep it clean. It helps prevent your cat from developing dental problems. Wet food however contains water, so it helps keep your cat hydrated.
You should consult your veterinarian and ask which food is best for your kitten. You can also alternate dry and wet food to be sure.
Kitten food differs from adult cat food. Kitten food is made to provide the needed nutrients and energy for a growing young cat.
The kitten’s mother plays an important role in nourishing it for the first five weeks her baby is born. After that, the kitten starts to eat solid food, but still needing to breast-feed from its mother.
You must know that most kittens are prone to overeating. You must only feed them the right amount. If they overeat, they may have diarrhea. This is very dangerous since diarrhea is one of the leading causes of their deaths. Kitten food is suitable to kittens until their first year. After that, you can already switch to adult cat food.