You bought a British kitten. What’s next?
How to feed the kitten?
What you should know about his feeding. Feeding a kitten is different from feeding an adult cat or a cat. A kitten needs a much larger amount of proteins and calcium than an adult cat. First of all, kittens like young children should eat often for successful development and weight gain. Kittens often come up to their bowls and eat a little. It’s quite normal.
By its nature, the kitten in contrast to the dog is difficult to overfeed. Therefore, do not be afraid of the option of overfeeding a kitten, until 3 months he should eat 5-6 times a day. From 4 to 6 months — 4-5 times a day From 6 to 10 months — 3-4 times a day From 10 and older, you can switch to a 2-fold feeding of a cat. An adult cousin must have free access to food if there are no health restrictions. Food can be both industrial and domestic. Ready-made food should be of the highest quality and it is very important that they are free of coloring agents and synthetic preservatives.
When feeding a British kitten with industrial feeds, the need to supplement the diet with vitamins is eliminated, since in the diet vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats are balanced. Pay attention also to the fact that the requirements for feeding the puppy and the kitten are different and the question is not only in the percentage of protein and calcium, although puppies usually have protein and fat less, and calcium is more than necessary for the kitten, but also that «cat’s «Proteins» simple «, and» canine «-» complex. » If the kitten is fed with food for puppies, then the proteins will simply not be digested, but if the puppy is fed with cat food, then it becomes too fat and this is also bad.
It should be stipulated and such a moment: In the cattery of British cats «LIA». All kittens are sold with documents and vaccinations according to the age not younger than 8-10 weeks, but if you did buy a kitten somewhere younger, then know: Dry food should be pre-soaked with warm boiled water. But. Do not soak the food much, it should be fresh. After feeding the British kitten feed or clean in the fridge, or-throw out. The same applies to conserves. In the refrigerator, the food can be stored for no more than a day. It is very important to know how and what fed your kitten. You will not create unnecessary trouble if you feed it as well. Any changes in the diet should be introduced gradually. This is in your interests too.
When the kitten reaches the age of 2.5-3 months, the need for maceration of dry food disappears. Also, a mixed scheme of feeding a British kitten is often practiced. Every owner of a British kitten should decide for himself how he will feed him. Of course there is a choice. BUT!! You should know that if you are a supporter of a natural feeding scheme then vitamins should be present in the diet. Why? For example, in the diet of a cat or a cat must necessarily be present taurine and biotin.
The lack of taurine leads to a deterioration of vision until blindness. Biotin is responsible for the condition of the coat and skin. Excessive amounts of biotin in the diet of a British kitten can also lead to undesirable consequences in the form of increased growth of the coat of wool. Therefore, I call you to responsibility and some balance of feeding of kittens. Gastronomic preferences of kittens. Your British kitten is special, unique in nature. His preferences in food you can find out for yourself. Some cat is crazy with a piece of cheese, some cat is ready to sell the soul for the peeled shrimp. They are all different, even inside the same litter all British kittens are different in character. To fulfill or not to fulfill the whims of kittens is up to you.