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What do you feed your kitten??

 

What will you give your kitten for food to avoid if they move to another house and there not only get the well knowned dry food, but         also get the famous types canfood and raw meat and than get diarrhea?
Would love to hear some experiences.....

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  • when we have had a kitten come to us we have asked the breeder about the existing diets - for eg shelly gave us a special diet sheet so we could change the kittens catfoods slowly so no tum upsets - we did this when we bred siamese and our orientals too - this system works well - a well worked out kitten fact sheet listing the dos and donts saves stress and worries with a newcomer - ps our vets hospital always reccomends we use the RC royal canin kitten foods of course and different forms of this brand of catfood also suits our senior siams, the HPs we have here - ps we have seldom had diarrhea with a newcomer by sticking to this simple sensible method -
  • I have had the worst time finding a food that DOESNT give my cats upset tummies. I have tried the RC and other well known brands with no success. I use a chain store food and although its not expensive high quality food my cats do beautifully on it and are healthy and keep a good weight with it. I also feed canned from time to time but again its a cheaper brand as the higher quality food really do not agree with them. I guess its whatever works for your cats. My vet deems my cats very healthy and thats really all that matters at this time. Good luck with your search. I would love to try the raw diet sometime!!
  • Thanks for answering! I always do all you have mansed but still I noticed that newcomers who only used to dry food had bigger problems with upsad tummies than others who get all differant food from the beginning! 

    I think it's good to feed your kitten from the start every kind of food included raw meat and cann food so that the intestines are used to that and give the new owner an good base to start and the kitten less problems.

    Babs Chiara Bailey said:

    when we have had a kitten come to us we have asked the breeder about the existing diets - for eg shelly gave us a special diet sheet so we could change the kittens catfoods slowly so no tum upsets - we did this when we bred siamese and our orientals too - this system works well - a well worked out kitten fact sheet listing the dos and donts saves stress and worries with a newcomer - ps our vets hospital always reccomends we use the RC royal canin kitten foods of course and different forms of this brand of catfood also suits our senior siams, the HPs we have here - ps we have seldom had diarrhea with a newcomer by sticking to this simple sensible method -
  • Hi Marjolein,

     

    I do it the way you do it: I wean my kittens with Carnibest (raw meat/complete food mix) and/or canned food/pate, followed up by kittenkibble (maybe soaked first to make it softer) and later on they usually start to nibble on the grownups kibble. (my kibble ranges from RC, Carocat to Applaws) This mixed diet usally does the trick: the new owner gets a week's ration of the food the kittens eats here and can change it gradually if desired.

    So far no poo-problems.

     

    Best wishes,

    Marjan Boonen

     

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