TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › cat AND kitten food?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

cat AND kitten food?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi, all.

My nine-week-old kitten will ONLY eat what my cat (who is a big cat, and has to watch her weight ever since she was spayed years ago) eats--same bowl, same time, or she ignores it. Crazy, huh? I've been mixing kitten food in with the weight control food...but that seems crazy.

Any ideas for a dry food that both of them can eat? I'm wondering about Royal Canin's indoor cat formula.

Thanks!
post #2 of 10
9 week old kittens NEED kitten food for at least the first 3-4 months of age. I would feed the kitten separately. Do you also feed canned foods?

I don't let my kittens eat adult foods till around 5 months old; so they are fed separate in another room till that time.

If you don't want to feed separate and you are willing to add canned food - at least get the kitten to eat canned Kitten food to help. Are you free feeding the dry? Or set amounts for the meals?
post #3 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
9 week old kittens NEED kitten food for at least the first 3-4 months of age. I would feed the kitten separately. Do you also feed canned foods?

I don't let my kittens eat adult foods till around 5 months old; so they are fed separate in another room till that time.

If you don't want to feed separate and you are willing to add canned food - at least get the kitten to eat canned Kitten food to help. Are you free feeding the dry? Or set amounts for the meals?
when Firefox was little, she got her 'extra' kitten food & KMR separately - i would feed her her 'special' meals in the bathroom w/the door closed [otherwise, 2 of my adults would've pushed her away & scarfed it up]. it got so that i would be mixing it up, she'd be mewing around me feet, then would run to the bathroom ahead of me!
in between, there was always dry to eat.
post #4 of 10
Canned food food is much better for cats than dry. "Indoor" adult cat formulas tend to be much higher in carbs which is not good. I personally don't like Royal Canin because it is very high in corn, corn glutten, and wheat which is not good for cats as it can make them become diabetic. Check out this link:

http://http://www.littlebigcat.com/?...needcannedfood

http://www.catinfo.org/
post #5 of 10
Try an all-stages. Orijen is the one I feed, but I know there are others!
post #6 of 10
All stages are good. I know they come in Natural Balance and Felidae, both are good quality.
post #7 of 10
Wellness Core is for all ages. My cat & kitten eat mostly wet but I want to have dry out 24/7 for the kitten- so I put about a quarter cup of Wellness Core out each day. That way it's ok if either eats it.
post #8 of 10
what are you currently feeding ???

in this case a all stage food may well be your best bet
post #9 of 10
If you feed quality canned foods with no grains, it will suit the needs of both your cats. Your older cat should lose weight an your kitten will be eating species appropiate foods.
You will get disagreements here so please do your research.
http://www.catinfo.org/
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...dmarketinghype
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spri...ngredients.htm
post #10 of 10
IMHO I too would avoid indoor food for a kitten unless specified for kittens ... Sorry my reading was off when I asked what are you feeding.... Wt control dry foods and many wet foods are very HIGH in carbs and since cats are meat eaters this can and in many cases does increase weight rather than help control it ... Many all stage foods are merely adult foods in a different package so if you go that route read the % s of protein and fat ..

This thread is LONG but it has quite a bit of info and opnion
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...ighlight=foods

Just like with humans see no one diet fits all humans and the facts keep changing nearly daily as to what is good for you and I same with kitty..

YES research likely you will have many more ??s than answers ....

Quote:
Originally Posted by optionken View Post
If you feed quality canned foods with no grains, it will suit the needs of both your cats. Your older cat should lose weight an your kitten will be eating species appropiate foods.
You will get disagreements here so please do your research.
http://www.catinfo.org/
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.ph...dmarketinghype
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spri...ngredients.htm
I AGREE do YOUR research..

You will find lots of opinion and some fact ... when it comes to cats VERY little is actually KNOWN ... but there are some hypothesis's that are seemingly very good..

One of our moderator s lives in Germany has stated on occasion that AFTER commercial pet foods were reintroduced , these would be dry and canned that Dog and Cat Lifespans have doubled ... You ask what were they feeding homemade and raw ( ie why if you want to I HIGHLY suggest a vet help you)...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Nutrition
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › cat AND kitten food?