TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › Is it okay to feed Wellness Core to a kitten?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is it okay to feed Wellness Core to a kitten?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Wellness Core says on the package that is is for Cats and Kittens. I've always heard you should feed specific kitten foods to kittens. Would it be okay to give Wellness Core to a 12 week old kitten and a 7 month old kitten? I think I'd prefer a grain free diet for them, and the Wellness kitten formula has barley and rice.
post #2 of 9
yup, it should be fine. It's only better to feed a kitten formula if your other option is a straight adult formula. Some foods, like CORE are for both cats and kittens and should be fine. Hope they like it!
post #3 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
Wellness Core says on the package that is is for Cats and Kittens. I've always heard you should feed specific kitten foods to kittens. Would it be okay to give Wellness Core to a 12 week old kitten and a 7 month old kitten? I think I'd prefer a grain free diet for them, and the Wellness kitten formula has barley and rice.
I'd suggest you undertake a very, very slow and graduated changeover. CORE is very high in protein and fat. Flatulence and loose stool are often seen in adult cats eating CORE, whether/not a slow transition as done. You might want to consider Orijen as an interim selection...(trial size 400g is $2.50). (an extra slow switch is always prudent with kittens)
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
I have never seen Orijen before, I don't think it is sold anywhere near here.
post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by kara_leigh View Post
I have never seen Orijen before, I don't think it is sold anywhere near here.
Perhaps, then online stores would be your only option.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I'm just going to switch with their current food, rather than buy online and have to pay shipping. Thanks for the suggestion though.
post #7 of 9
Wellness core can be fed to kittens because it's an all-life-stages food. Natural Balance Ultra is the same way. Personally, I like feeding a kitten-only food for really young kittens. I fed Chloe Wellness Kitten until she was about 11 months old and then I switched her over to all-life-stages food. Even though Wellness Kitten has grains, it's still a good food.

If I were you, I would probably feed them both the kitten food until the older one hits 1 year, and then feed them both the Core at that point. That way the really young kitten can have kitten food for a few more months.

Feeding canned pumpkin (plain canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling) can help make the food transition easier on their stomachs.

Are you feeding any wet food? I had a hard time finding kitten wet foods. Most are adult-maintenance and then there are some all-life-stages. Wet food is super important in a cat's diet.
post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by BLAISE View Post
I'd suggest you undertake a very, very slow and graduated changeover. CORE is very high in protein and fat. Flatulence and loose stool are often seen in adult cats eating CORE, whether/not a slow transition as done.
I switched my cat over 7 days and he never had flatulence or loose stool with CORE. He loves the food and it has been very good for him.

Most kitten formulas are higher in fat/calories/protein than adult formulas in order to suit the needs of a growing kitten. The philosophy between "all life stages" grain free formulas is that it is closer to a cats natural diet and in the wild both cats and kittens would be eating the same foods.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
Feeding canned pumpkin (plain canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling) can help make the food transition easier on their stomachs.

Are you feeding any wet food? I had a hard time finding kitten wet foods. Most are adult-maintenance and then there are some all-life-stages. Wet food is super important in a cat's diet.
Nora LOVES canned pumpkin. I made pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and let her lick off the top of the can (I use a special can opener that doesn't leave sharp edges). She would absolutely love it if she could have that every day. lol

I do give them wet food every evening. Right now I'm giving them Iams kitten food since that is the dry food they eat, but I plan to start giving them Wellness kitten. I didn't start giving Nora (7mon) wet food until after I found this and another cat forum, so she is taking longer to warm up to wet food, but Milo (3mon) devours it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Nutrition
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Nutrition › Is it okay to feed Wellness Core to a kitten?