How is kitten nutrition different from adult cat nutrition needs?

Posted by David on December 7th, 2010

cat_content_logoDon’t mistake your kitten for an adult cat when it comes to kibble. Cats are not considered adults until they are one year old, and before then, their nutritional needs differ.

You may have noticed that kittens are very playful, and fast growing. That extra movement, musculoskeletal growth, and neurological development all require more calories and protein.

But a kitty’s tummy doesn’t have a lot of space for a big meal, so kitten formulas are the answer. They pack more power into a petite portion.

Your kitten won’t be hurt by adult food, but an adult can be damaged by the extra protein in kitten formulas…so be sure to keep the kibble separate if you serve both adult cats and kittens at home.

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