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What age can you feed your kittens adult cat food?


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Answered 2011-08-28 12:07:03

Not until they are 1 year old.

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When do kittens start on cat food?

Kittens usually start eating kitten food around four weeks of age until it is one year old. After one year, the cat is considered an adult and should be switched to an adult food.


What do you feed a 14 month old puppy?

At that age you can start him on adult dog food.


Why do kittens need to eat food that is labeled specifically for kittens?

Kittens need large amounts of energy. About two to three times more than an adult cat. Kittens also need a lot of protein. Make sure the food you offer is made for kittens. Your pet will need to eat kitten-formula food until she reaches maturity, at about one year of age.


What is the right age for a kitten to adult food?

About six weeks. Many good cat food brands are suitable for both adults and kittens. Because they are growing, kittens need far more proteins than adult cats, so any good cat food with lots of meat in will provide enough nutrition for it.


When do you feed kittens cat food?

I would feed them three to six times a day, depending on the age of the kitten. Kittens have very small stomachs so it is best to feed "little and often". As they get older and larger they can eat bigger meals. They should be fed kitten food until they are 1 year old and just about fully grown.


Can a kitten eat adult food?

After a kitten is weaned between 7 - 10 weeks of age, they should be fed kitten food, although feeding adult food will not harm it. Many premium foods are suitable for kittens and adults. Kittens and cats need the same nutrients - both are strict carnivores and get all their needs from meat. Kittens, until they reach adulthood at 1 year of age generally need twice as much protein as an adult cat. Kittens are constantly growing and developing! Don't be surprised if you are feeding your kitten much more than you would an adult cat. Also, kittens have small stomachs, so the best method of feeding is "little and often".


At what age do you start feeding kittens wet food?

The best age is when the kittens are beginning to wean, at around four to six weeks old. Mushed up wet food, or wet food that is throughly mixed with a little water or kitten milk is the best type of food for them right now. It is easy for them to eat and digest. As the kittens get older and bigger, you can slowly decrease the amount of water or kitten milk you use in the food, and leave slightly larger chunks for them to chew. Be sure to feed them from a plate and not a bowl, as it is easier for the kittens to pick up the food.


What human food can you give your puppy?

None. Foods that people eat are never recommended for puppies, or for adult dogs, either. While it's OK to ocassionally feed an adult dog an ocassional treat, such as a piece of chicken or beef, it's best to feed them a good quality dog food, one that states "nutritionally complete" on the package. And NEVER give them bones of any kind, ever! Feed puppies dog food that is specifically made for their age - the package will state at what age you can change them to an adult dog food.


Can adult cats eat kitten food?

Yes, adult cats can indeed eat kitten food. However, kittens need more nutrients than adult cats, because they are always growing and developing. Kitten food will usually have higher protein and fat levels than adult food, so if an adult is fed kitten food it may become overweight. Once a kitten is one year of age it is considered an adult, so this is the best time to switch it over to adult food.


How long should you feed a kitten on kitten food?

As long or as little as you like. The most common advice is to switch to adult food when the cat reaches 9-12 months of age. However, a kitten can eat adult cat food at any age, provided they are fully weaned. The nutritional needs of an adult cat and a kitten are the same; it is just the amounts that should be fed to an adult or kitten that are different. Kittens will often eat more than an adult cat, as they are still growing and developing, and need to be fed "little and often" due to their smaller stomachs. Adult cats need less food than kittens, and most are comfortable being fed twice a day. For the most part, kitten and adult food from the same brand are the same, or at the very least, very similar in terms of ingredients and nutrients. Feeding a kitten on adult food is absolutely fine. The biggest difference between the two is usually texture. Kitten food is usually softer in texture or has smaller pieces. Dry adult food pieces may be too big for a small kitten, but wet food can easily be mashed up in order to be eaten more easily. Premium cat food brands are suitable for both adults and kittens and do not offer a "kitten" range.



When can kittens eat adult cat food?

A kitten can eat adult cat food at any age, provided they are fully weaned. The nutritional needs of an adult cat and a kitten are the same; it is just the amounts that should be fed to an adult or kitten that are different. Kittens will often eat more than an adult cat, as they are still growing and developing, and need to be fed "little and often" due to their smaller stomachs. Adult cats need less food than kittens, and most are comfortable being fed twice a day. For the most part, kitten and adult food from the same brand are the same, or at the very least, very similar in terms of ingredients and nutrients. Feeding a kitten on adult food is absolutely fine. The biggest difference between the two is usually texture. Kitten food is usually softer in texture or has smaller pieces. Dry adult food pieces may be too big for a small kitten, but wet food can easily be mashed up in order to be eaten more easily. Premium cat food brands are suitable for both adults and kittens and do not offer a "kitten" range.


How can you help a group of newly born kittens if the mother cat has disowned them?

* You can bottle feed them. Call your local veterinarian and see what is the best formula for the age of your kittens.


At what age do you feed kittens food?

Answer:You should start feeding your kittens real food when their mother shows them her food, and starts limiting suckling at about six weeks old.Answer:Kittens usually begin the weaning process around 4-6 weeks of age. They begin by taking an interest, or picking at their mother's solid food. At this age they will still be suckling and getting nutrients from their mother, but putting a tiny bit of wet food down every few hours will entice them to eat. You could see if they will lick food off your fingertip or off their own paws. This first stage can take several days.Mushed up wet food, or wet food that is throughly mixed with a little water or kitten milk is the best type of food for them right now. It is easy for them to eat and digest. It is advisable not to try dry food as, even softened with water, kittens may still not be able to eat it. As the kittens get older and bigger, you can slowly decrease the amount of water or kitten milk you use in the food, and leave slightly larger chunks for them to chew.Be sure to feed them from a plate and not a bowl, as it is easier for the kittens to pick up the food.


How long do kittens need kitten food?

Strictly speaking, healthy kittens do not "need" a specific kitten food. A kitten can eat adult cat food at any age, provided they are fully weaned. The nutritional needs of an adult cat and a kitten are the same; it is just the amounts that should be fed to an adult or kitten that are different. Kittens will often eat more than an adult cat, as they are still growing and developing, and need to be fed "little and often" due to their smaller stomachs. Adult cats need less food than kittens, and most are comfortable being fed twice a day. For the most part, kitten and adult food from the same brand are the same, or at the very least, very similar in terms of ingredients and nutrients. Feeding a kitten on adult food is absolutely fine. If you are unsure about the current kitten food you are feeding, compare the ingredients between the the kitten and adult versions and see what differences (if any) there are. The biggest difference between the two is usually texture. Kitten food is usually softer in texture or has smaller pieces. Dry adult food pieces may be too big for a small kitten, but wet food can easily be mashed up in order to be eaten more easily. Premium cat food brands are suitable for both adults and kittens and do not offer a "kitten" range.


How much food should a kitten eat daily?

There is no correct answer for this, as how much a kitten eats can depend on several factors: The kitten's age, size, activity level, appetite and the quality of food being fed. A cat's food is also a huge factor in how much it eats: A cat will eat far more if fed a lower quality food to get the nutrition it needs, and will eat much less if fed a premium quality food that has a high meat content and no grains. Kittens on growth spurts also tend to eat much more also. Kittens can eat as little as 100g or 200g of canned/pouched food and as much as 400g or 500g in a day. Kittens often need much more food than an adult cat as they are still growing and developing. It is advised to feed as much as it wants until it reaches a year old. Be sure to feed small but frequent meals, especially for younger kittens as they have small stomachs.


How do you tell a kittens age?

You can tell a kittens age by the bigger they get the age that you can tell.


How old does a kitten have to be to eat grown up cat food?

A kitten cat eat adult cat food at any age; the main difference between kitten food and adult cat food is the caloric content. Kittens need more calories in order to properly grow and develop into a full-grown, adult feline. Kitten food is supposed to aid in this process by being more calorie-dense with more vitamins; however, it is often more expensive and less economical. One could theoretically feed more servings of adult cat food to a kitten, supplemented with vitamins, until it is grown. Until a kitten is weened, it is not so much an issue.


How long to feed formula to kittens?

They will begin to wean between 7 and 10 weeks of age. It will be a gradual process.


How long does it take for a kitten to grow into a cat?

Kittens are generally considered adult at the age of 1 year old.


Can a kitten be a kitten forever?

No, they grow up. Kittens become adult cats around one year of age.


When do kittens lose their baby teeth?

Kittens lose their baby teeth when the adult teeth start to come in at around five to six months of age. Most of the time owners do not notice as the old teeth are swallowed when they fall out, and some kittens do not show any symptoms of teething. Kittens usually have all their adult teeth at around seven months old.


How much does a kitten eat?

There is no correct answer for this, as how much a kitten eats can depend on several factors: The kitten's age, size, activity level, appetite and the quality of food being fed. A cat's food is also a huge factor in how much it eats: A cat will eat far more if fed a lower quality food to get the nutrition it needs, and will eat much less if fed a premium quality food that has a high meat content and no grains. Kittens on growth spurts also tend to eat much more also. Kittens can eat as little as 100g or 200g of canned/pouched food and as much as 400g or 500g in a day. Kittens often need much more food than an adult cat as they are still growing and developing. It is advised to feed as much as it wants until it reaches a year old. Be sure to feed small but frequent meals, especially for younger kittens as they have small stomachs.


How much does a kitten eat a day?

There is no correct answer for this, as how much a kitten eats can depend on several factors: The kitten's age, size, activity level, appetite and the quality of food being fed. A cat's food is also a huge factor in how much it eats: A cat will eat far more if fed a lower quality food to get the nutrition it needs, and will eat much less if fed a premium quality food that has a high meat content and no grains. Kittens on growth spurts also tend to eat much more also. Kittens can eat as little as 100g or 200g of canned/pouched food and as much as 400g or 500g in a day. Kittens often need much more food than an adult cat as they are still growing and developing. It is advised to feed as much as it wants until it reaches a year old. Be sure to feed small but frequent meals, especially for younger kittens as they have small stomachs


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