In the first six months of her life, your kitten will experience a huge amount of growth, which is why good nutrition is so important during this period. It’s essential you give her the right food to nourish her growing body and set her up for her adult years.
For the first few weeks of her life, she will of course be feeding on her mother’s milk. Once you take her home, though, she will be weaned.
So how do you choose the right food for your new pet? Kittens need a balance diet featuring protein and carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals. Quality commercial pet food is a good option, because it will offer the right balance. If you decide to feed her human food as well, keep this balance in mind. Avoid giving her onion, dairy and eggs as these can be quite harmful.
Don’t forget to offer her plenty of water as well, particularly if you choose to feed her dry food. Or perhaps you can soak her food in water to ensure she doesn’t get dehydrated.
Once she reaches six months of age, keep an eye on the amount of food you offer. She won’t need so much nutrition once she finishes growing and if you continue to feed her the same amounts of food you did when you brought her home, she can become overweight. Once she reaches her first birthday, you can start feeding her adult cat food.