is this a healthy diet for my kitten?
for a 6-8 week old kitten
morning: 1.5 oz of wet kitten food (half of can)
night: 1.5 oz of wet kitten food (other half of can)
Always avaliable: water and dry kitten food
is this a good feeding schedule for my kitten?
also the food brand (for dry and wet) is nutro natural choice
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, Natural Choice is a great food to feed your kitten. Natural Choice is a higher protein lower carb food that my four cats love. I feed them them canned food for breakfast and dinner and they also have dry food available all day, too. Natural Choice is all natural with no chicken by-products, ground corn or any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Nutro makes all their food in the US in their own factories. I'm a pet nutrition specialist with Nutro and have been feeding it for over 25 years to all my furry kids and it's always worked great.
Because the kitten is only 6-8 weeks old you may want to feed canned food three to four times per day for a few more weeks in addition to the dry food. Just following the feeding guidelines on the cans and the back of the bag. Here's a link to learn more about it and read some reviews.
Mix It Up For Better Kitten Health
Some kitten owners swear by wet food. Others insist dry is best. And according to the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, both sides have merit. In fact, WALTHAM® research shows that mixing wet and dry cat food together is beneficial to your kitten.
Benefits of Mixed Feeding
Improved Urinary Tract Health — When you feed your kitten a diet of dry kibble mixed with a high moisture wet food, it increases your kitten’s water intake, resulting in more urine production. The higher volume dilutes the urine while increasing the frequency of urination — both of which help prevent the formation of mineral crystals or urinary stones.
Better Weight Management — WALTHAM® studies have shown that kittens fed a high-moisture diet eat less, gain less weight per calorie eaten and have increased activity levels compared to kittens fed only dry food. What’s more, owners tend to better control the size of their kitten’s meal portions when part of the diet contains wet food.
Healthy Metabolism — With more real meat and fewer carbohydrates, wet food provides a healthy balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates that satisfies a kitten’s instinctive feeding behavior and helps maintain a healthy metabolism.
Enhanced Eating Enjoyment — When given the choice, kittens prefer to eat a mixture of both wet and dry foods. Wet food is shown to increase enjoyment whereas dry food satisfies her desire to eat many small meals throughout the day.
Improved Oral Health — The crunchy texture of dry food helps keep teeth clean by scraping away plaque and tartar.
Recommended Mixed Feeding Program
While each kitten is different, WALTHAM® studies have shown that a mixed feeding program for both weight management and urinary tract health has positive results overall. For weight management, at least 1/3 of the total daily volume should be fed as wet food. If urinary tract health is the goal, wet food should make up a least 3/4 of the daily volume.Source(s): Owner of four cats (or do they own me?)
- Chelsea FCLv 78 years ago
Yes that sounds good, but a kitten that young needs to have kitten formula (unless it's mom is there to nurse it) It should have at least some kitten formula until 10 to 12 weeks- they only Start to be weaned at 6 weeksSource(s): Owner of 6 cats
- OcimomLv 78 years ago
That's a good start, but I recommend you start the kitten getting used to other high quality canned foods so you can vary the brand/flavor.
- 8 years ago
he needs some crusties too!