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Best kitten food and why...

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Lauren129, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Lauren129

    Lauren129 PetForums Newbie

    Jan 12, 2021
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    Hi, I'm new to the group and would like so info on what you feed your kittens/cats and why you chose that brand. I want to feed my kitten the best balanced diet, my vet (and most vets) seem to recommend Hills but I'm not actually sure this is the best. It doesnt tell you the meat percentage on the packets, does anyone know? And contains natural caramel colouring. Is this bad?

    I appreciate all advice and reasoning behind it.

    Thank you!!
  2. lorilu

    lorilu PetForums VIP

    Sep 6, 2009
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    Hills is a grocery store brand. Not good by any stretch. However if you are talking about kibble, there is no good brand.

    Feed your kitten wet food only. Look for products that don't contain a lot of junk and filler. Avoid things like corn and wheat and rice, "cereals", avoid sugar or anything ending in "ose" (which means sugar). Look for identifiable meat.

    Kittens (and adult cats too) need a diet high in moisture. They cannot drink enough water to make up the deficit in an all dry diet. Get your kitten started on a wet diet now. Start with just one food. Once she's settled in and eating well, slowly (one at a time) start adding other wet foods until you have a rotation of 3 or 4 brands, and a variety of proteins.
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