Feeding cats with a Health Nutrition food suited to their age, their size, their lifestyle, specific sensitivities and even to their breed means supporting their health and wellbeing. Cats are ‘nibblers’ and prefer to have several small meals a day. They can easily take up to 10-16 meals a day if food is made available to them.
Dry food has dental advantages but if you wish to feed wet food, chunks or flakes are preferred. Also a good quality wet diet should be selected. Texture is very important to cats. They tend to like a variety of textures and also flavours.
A kitten should be weaned at around 4-6 weeks old and will be able to eat a good quality kitten food. If you choose to feed a dry kitten diet, the kibble will be of a suitable size to enable your kitten to eat it without difficulty. However, warm water can be added to soften the kibble at first and the amount of water added can then be gradually reduced.
Kittens/cats do not need milk (cows’ or kitten/cat milk) as they lose the ability to digest lactose (a type of sugar in the milk) and this can cause diarrhoea. Water is just fine. Remember that if you are feeding a wet diet, the kitten/cat will get the majority of its water intake from the wet diet, so may not be seen to drink much. Fresh water should be available at all times, especially if fed a dry diet.