Conscientious breeders give kittens to new owners at the age of three months. At this time, the mother-cat stops feeding the baby, and he completely switches to solid food. Your task is to feed the kitten with balanced food according to the chosen diet plan.
When giving you a kitten, the breeder is obliged to tell you what the baby is eating. You should stick to your kitten's diet to avoid digestive problems. At this age, it is impossible to drastically change the feeding scheme due to the fact that the kitten will receive the first vaccination, and the immunity will be weakened. Kittens can be fed with a choice of two options: natural food or dry food.
If the kitten eats natural food, you should give him a balanced menu every day. You can include meat in the diet: lean beef, veal, rabbit, chicken, turkey. All meat should only be fresh, thoroughly washed. It can be boiled, or it can be placed in the freezer for 48 hours, and scalded with boiling water before feeding. Meat for the kitten is finely chopped and served at room temperature. It must be mixed with vegetables and cereals. From vegetables, you can give boiled carrots, zucchini, pumpkin. From croup, kittens should be fed with a piece (buckwheat), oatmeal or rice. The cereals must be boiled, mixed with finely chopped vegetables and meat.
But it is not worth pampering kittens with fish more than 2 times a month. It can be given only low-fat marine and only boiled.
Milk consumption should be stopped at the age of 3 months. Cats stop producing the enzyme to digest lactose and indigestion may occur. Only fermented milk products can be left in the diet: cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt.
If the kitten eats natural food, then it needs to be given vitamin and mineral supplements. Which ones, your veterinarian will tell you based on the health of the kitten.
The second option for feeding a kitten is dry granulated food. This can be given to cats from two months of age. At first, the food is soaked in water, gradually transferring to it. The amount is calculated based on the age and weight of the kitten. Such data are indicated on the food packaging. Choose only products from well-known manufacturers and purchase at pet stores. When feeding with dry food, additional supplementation with vitamins is not needed, since they are already contained in granules. It is not recommended to give dry food and natural food at the same time. You can only occasionally pamper your pet with boiled meat or wet food in a bag. Such complementary foods should be considered a delicacy.