Kitten Feeding Instructions
Kittens generally nibble solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Purina ONE® available to these kittens at all times. After weaning, at 6 - 8 weeks of age, kittens will normally eat dry or moistened food at will. If water is added, use no more than one part warm (not hot) liquid to three parts Purina ONE, changing frequently to ensure freshness. Food intake required to maintain ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment. Monitor your kitten's weight and adjust food amount accordingly.
Purina ONE® SMARTBLEND® Healthy Kitten Formula dry food may also be fed in combination with any of our Purina ONE canned cat recipes. Please follow the guidelines for recommended daily feeding amounts provided below. Remember, kittens eat small meals throughout the day. So fill your kitten's bowl with the measured amount of dry food every morning and allow her to eat at will all day rather than as a single feeding at mealtime. We suggest offering canned food at a specific time and changing it frequently to maintain freshness and moisture.
When Feeding for Reproduction
Purina ONE provides all the nutrients needed during reproduction. It is not necessary to add supplemental vitamins or minerals. Food consumption can vary during gestation. Feed the amount needed to maintain ideal body condition in the pregnant female. After the kittens are born, feed the nursing female all she wants to eat. Food intake can double or quadruple during lactation.
Making the Switch to Purina ONE
Although you'll be anxious to see the difference Purina ONE can make in your kitten, please allow 7 - 10 days to ease the transition from your kitten's current food. Each day, simply feed a little less of the previous food and a little more Purina ONE until you're feeding Purina ONE exclusively. This gradual transition will help avoid dietary upsets.
No Supplements Necessary
Purina ONE provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition for the growth of kittens and reproducing females in stages of gestation and lactation. There is no need to add vitamins, minerals or other supplements, unless specifically directed by a veterinarian.
Fresh Water, Proper Diet & Veterinary Care
Be sure to provide fresh water in a clean container for your kitten daily. Proper diet, exercise and veterinary care are the best ways to keep your kitten healthy. If your kitten hasn't had a check-up recently, please make an appointment today.
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