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Kitten Formula or all ages food ?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
We have a new 8 week old kitten, and 2 adult cats, ages 2 and 4. We are currently feeding the adult cats Diamond Naturals (though still working through that Purina stuff you guys talked me out of). The Diamond Naturals claims to be good for kittens, just to feed free choice, not just measured amounts. Is this true for any age kitten, or would it be better to find a true "kitten" formula of something until he is a little older? I like the DN and would like to keep my adult cats on it.
post #2 of 8
is the naturals the Active formula??? If yes that is high enough in fat and protein IMHO to be okay for kittens
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yes, it is the Active Cat Formula. Our vet said it would be best to go on "a kitten formula" until he is neutered, but I can't think that say, Purina kitten chow would somehow be better than the Diamond Naturals. What is your opinion on this?

Here are the stats:

Diamond Naturals Active Cat Formula
Crude Protein\t40%\tMinimum
Crude Fat\t20%\tMinimum
Crude Fiber\t3%\tMaximum
Zinc\t150 mg/kg\tMinimum
Selenium\t0.4 mg/kg\tMinimum
Vitamin E\t150 IU/kg\tMinimum
Omega-6 Fatty Acids *\t3.0%\tMinimum
Omega-3 Fatty Acids *\t0.5%\tMinimum
DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) *\t0.05%\tMinimum

Animal feeding tests using Association of American Feed Control Officials procedures substantiate that Diamond Naturals Active Cat Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages.

Chicken meal, ground rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, powdered cellulose, sodium bisulfate, salmon oil (a source of DHA), fish meal, methionine, choline chloride, taurine, dried chicory root, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
post #4 of 8
your feeding a good food IMHO
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Nifty. I'm glad you think so. I have also been giving the other cats a small but steady amount of wet, but it is only Friskies, nothing "fancy." (1/2 can for both cats in the evening / 1/4 can each. ) I don't suppose you will approve of this, since I know you like better brands and more wet food. It may be time to re-evaluate this too.

What kind of moist food is good for Jasper, and how much?
post #6 of 8
as much as hell eat in a 15 minute span
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you, Sharky. You are so good to me.
post #8 of 8
My momma and babies are on the naturals active cat and doing very well.

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