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Feeding a new kitten

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am the proud owner of an 8 week old persian, he is what some term as "doll faced"

I do not know what the breeder was feeding him, as I have sort of re-homed him as his previous owner had him for 2 days and decided he was not for her.
I read around and have started him on the science diet, but the pellets seem hugh and he is so tiny he seems to eat a pellet or 2 then just walks away. Should I be supplementing his diet with anything at all?

Thanks all in advance.

Romeo's Mum
post #2 of 6
I would feed him Royal Canin's Babycat 34 and then switch to their Persian Blend when he reaches a year old. The doll-faced Persians are quite cute- congrats on your new baby!
post #3 of 6
Do you have a pic??!!

Saki didnt like the Royal Canin babycat food, I dont know why. I'm thinking maybe the pieces were too small for him because he would just go to eat Zoey's dry food instead I switched him to Wellness and he eats that fine. But its a good recommendation for a kitten that young.. hope it works for you!!
post #4 of 6
When our babies were about 5 weeks old we fed them Nutro Kitten dry food. They took to it right away and had no problems chewing it. Hope you find something your kitten likes
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much for your speedy replies, will it be ok to try out a different food now? I just worry because of all the change.

Thanks so much again.
post #6 of 6
I have two recipes for kittens, and we use this a LOT with our rescued kittens we find, and they LOVE this(and it is good for them too!)
Kitten Pudding

12 oz water
1 envelope Knox Gelatin(plain no-flavor gelatin)
1 can evaporated milk
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons plain Yogurt
1-2 tsp Karo Syrup
--Boil water. Add Gelatin and stir well. Add remaining ingredients and whisk together. Refrigerate until thickened--but kittens like it warmed back up--or at least room temp!(a drop of baby vitamins can be added to this too)

If there is a particular dry food they do like, you can make a kitten milk that is easy for them to digest (yogurt changes the lactose content in it)--then add it to the dry kitty food, to make it a bit easier for them to eat it.

Kitten Milk
12 ounce can evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
1 egg yolk (soft cooked)
1 tsp Karo Syrup
1 drop Baby Vitamins
2 Tablespoons Yogurt
Whisk all together and refrigerate until needed--warm only what you need at each feeding.

--These MAY sound a bit difficult to make, but they are made REALLY fast--and, like I said, the kittens LOVE this!!! Good luck!
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