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How often should I change moist kitten chow?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
exactly what the title says lol. I have five 5 week old kittens that had to be seperated from their mom today(she tried to kill one of them) and I have been formula feeding them since they were 4 weeks old(on top of their moms milk), now I'd like to move them on to the dry food, Kitten Chow, I have. It says on the bag to moisten it was 1 part kitten chow to 3 parts water, which I did. it also says to change it often since obviously it's open to getting moldy and stuff....but HOW often? every few hours? once a day? twice a day???

thank you guys in advance - I love this forum, you're all so helpful and I know I can count on you all!!!!
post #2 of 10
I'd follow the same rule as wet food, leave it down for no more than 15 minutes.

Just a question....are you talking about Purina Kitten Chow?

Purina is considered a low quality food. IMO, the kittens would benefit from a high quality wet food mixed with some dry. You can find tons of info in the Health & Nutrition forum on high quality foods.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
okay. *runs to go pick up the food* :P

yup I was talking about Purina...wow! I always thought purina was a really hight quality, I will look around here for the best type of kitten food I can buy them then.
I'm going out tomorrow to the store to get them some things they need that I don't currently have, and I was thinking about picking up some IAMs wet kitten food. I'll look around here some more about quality wet kitten food too though.

geez white cat lover, you're a lifesaver for me!!!!
post #4 of 10
Also, The vet has a kitten food in a wet form, it cost about a dollar a can, so its not cheap, but they love it and it works realy well. They also have smaller kibble for kittens there that is almost soft (just soft enough for them to eat it!) Good luck to ya! Keep us posted! Good
post #5 of 10
Now wait for this....Iams isn't that great of a food. If you want a high quality food....try going to a pet store.

Like, Wal Mart carries their brand Maxximum which isn't that bad.

But in pet stores you can find super premium foods like:
Natural Balance
Innova
Fromms
Eagle Pack
California Natural
Chicken Soup(it's a food, not the actual soup)
by Nature

and so many many many more! They cost more, but in the long run, they usually eat less & poop less.

Plus, the biggest benefit is the ingredients. Grocery store foods are like feeding McDonalds every day. When you look at a food, on the ingredients list the biggest no no is by-products. You'll find those in most every grocery store food, unfortunately! Even Science Diet & Eukanunba have by-products!
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
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Also, The vet has a kitten food in a wet form, it cost about a dollar a can, so its not cheap, but they love it and it works realy well. They also have smaller kibble for kittens there that is almost soft (just soft enough for them to eat it!)
do you know what it's called? oh that sounds cool about it being soft, then you dont have to make it wet, that'd be nice! thanks for the good luck and good vibes I will definitely keep you all posted!

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Now wait for this....Iams isn't that great of a food. If you want a high quality food....try going to a pet store.

Like, Wal Mart carries their brand Maxximum which isn't that bad.

But in pet stores you can find super premium foods like:
Natural Balance
Innova
Fromms
Eagle Pack
California Natural
Chicken Soup(it's a food, not the actual soup)
by Nature

and so many many many more! They cost more, but in the long run, they usually eat less & poop less.

Plus, the biggest benefit is the ingredients. Grocery store foods are like feeding McDonalds every day. When you look at a food, on the ingredients list the biggest no no is by-products. You'll find those in most every grocery store food, unfortunately! Even Science Diet & Eukanunba have by-products!
GOSH!!! you are full of bad $$ news for me with these food brands LOL! Alright...I have a $100 to spend on them at this moment so I can afford to get them a high quality brand(and it's worth it anyway). last year when I was raising an orphaned week old kitten who someone tossed off in a box by our barn last year(people are so heartless) I went to PetSmart when she was a little older and one of the employees was telling me Natural Balance was a really good quality food and worth it's price in gold, so I will try to go with that one.
Wow, that is sad about Science Diet, they should be ashamed asking so much for not even the best quality food. I would expect to get nothing less then the ABSOLUTE, HIGHEST quality food when I'm spending a ridiculous amount of money on a tiny bag of food!
post #7 of 10
If you're looking for something decent in ingredients & decent in price, go for either Chicken Soup Kitten food or Diamond Naturals(not regular Diamond, make sure it is Naturals, it'll be tan & purple I believe) Kitten food.

Natural Balance is good, but not sure if they have a kitten? Either way, they are a bit more $$ than others. So, look at finanacially what you can afford & pick a food. If you've got questions, go ahead & ask!
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
kay, I think I am going to go for Diamond Naturals then, cause Natural Balance(they had a kitten kind when I went) was SUPER expensive.
Thank you all so, so, so much! this calms my worries about their health and well-being when I know I am getting good and trustworthy opinions and advice about how I can best care for them
post #9 of 10
http://thecatsite.com/forums/showthr...=grocery+foods

try that list


nutro max , the diamond natural s, chicken soup and premium edge usually are well priced ... realize you feed less of premium... \\

6.99 for a 4lb of purina that lasts 2-3 weeks vs 9.99 for a 4 lb of premium food that lasts a month
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
ooo thank you for that sharky!
yeah and purina around here actually costs $10 for a 5lb bag that lasts that long

I got them a 5lb bag of Maxximum Dry Kitten Food, and 5 cans of the Chicken Soup Kitten wet food thanks again for the help again guys!!!
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