How Much to Feed A Kitten From Eight Weeks To Eight Months Old
Trying to figure out how much to feed a kitten? Here is a simple guideline to follow. Remember that kittens can eat when they are hungry, and they usually eat a lot when they are teething. Feeding a hungry kitten can be a challenge. But if you do the right things, she will learn what foods work for her.
How much to feed a kitten? There is no hard and fast rule on this, but generally it comes down to how many meals a day you plan to feed her. A kitten that is weaned and has her own litter box should eat one meal a day while continuing to eat her teething food throughout the day. In this scenario, you feed the kitten twice a day and she gets two meals plus the teething food in a day.
Your vet will tell you what food is best for your cat and will probably also recommend a special food diet for kittens. This may include commercial kitten foods. In general, the more nutrients per serving (not necessarily the amount of each ingredient) that a cat food has, the better. If you choose to make your own food, be sure to read the labels carefully to look for a protein source like wheat, rice, or corn.
How much to feed the kittens at different ages? Six months old and older are good years to start thinking about feeding your cat. The reasons for this are simple. Six months old cats need about half of what an adult cat needs in their daily diet. Adult cats need twice that much. That is why six months old cats usually outgrow their food cravings by six months old.
There are ways to help support your cat’s nutritional needs while still feeding it the right food for its age. Some people even encourage their pet to eat canned cat food. Many canned foods are nutritionally balanced and contain all of the right vitamins and minerals that are needed for the proper growth and health of your kitten or cat. These foods can also help support your pet’s dental health.
As you can see, it is not that difficult to figure out how much to feed a kitten from eight weeks to eighteen months old. Remember to check out your cat’s food intake from six months to about a year after your pet was born. Pay attention to its behavior, as well. Kittens may not always eat its own food. If you notice any signs of inactivity, don’t hesitate to send it to the vet for a clinical examination.