EXPERIENCE WITH SEVERAL CATS
June 27th 06, 12:21 AM
While special kitty is at the low end for dry food it is considered
nutritionally complete and no vet in all my 26 years of owning cats has
ever recommended feeding canned food. The reason behind not
recommending canned food is because it doesn't excersise the jaw
muscles, and can also lead to excess tarter build up. With a kitten of
that age which is still pretty young to be away from its mother it is
best to use a higher quality cat food such as purina, eucanuba, and the
such. To discourage your cat from being a picky eater present a
variety of different age appropriate cat foods if he shuns the dry food
moisten it with a little water. If you find he has some difficulty
with the food you can try mixing in a little plain unflavored yogart
and unsweeten. Yogart is also good if a cat has had some problem with
diarriah. I would also recommend either going to the liburary or local
book store and getting a complete guide to cat and/or kitten care and
reading the appropriate section.
> lucy707 <[email protected]
> : I just got a 7 week old kitten, and I am currently feeding her dry "Special
> : Kitty" for kittens. Most people I know use it, and their cats are all healthy,
> : but would it be better if I switched to a different food? Or is it alright if
> : I continue using my current food. Any input is appreciated! Thanks!
> AFAIK special kitty is Walmart's house brand. You can do better.
> However, it is more important to switch to mostly canned food.