Little kitties have big nutritional needs

by Masterpet. Published 8 October 2015

Little kitties have big nutritional needs

Kittens are strict carnivores, and really need the healthy stuff found in animal proteins for their energy and tissue growth. Because kittens are small and can’t eat much, it’s important to give them a good quality food, formulated for kittens. Anything else, such as homemade foods, dog foods, adult cat foods and human foods, cannot give your hungry Himalayan the vital nutrients he needs for healthy growth.

 

Here’s what to look for in kitten food

  • The food should be ‘complete and balanced for growth’.
  • It should be AAFCO tested (Association of American Feed Control Officials).
  • The ingredient panel should include some type of animal protein as the main/first ingredient on the list: egg, chicken, chicken by-product meal, fish, lamb, poultry, poultry by-product, beef and meat meal are all good protein sources.
  • Poorly digestible proteins include cereal, soy, wheat and corn – you’ll spot them right away as the main ingredients of low quality foods. Scratch those.

 

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Tags: Kitten, Nutrition, Ingredients

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