Choosing a Quality Food
Why move your nearly grown kitten to a premium adult cat food? Because quality counts. It's crucial to continue the superb nutrition your cat has been getting from a premium kitten food into adulthood.
Your kitten needs the right age-appropriate food to help maintain their overall health. Premium foods such as EUKANUBA are specifically designed to provide your cat with:
- 100% complete and balanced diet, so you don't need to feed them anything else
- High level of animal protein to help your cat build lean muscle
- Tailored levels of fat to meet all of their energy needs
- Prebiotics and fibre to help promote digestive health
- A tailored ratio of omega 6 and 3 fatty acids to promote a healthy skin and coat
When to Switch?
When your cat is about 12 months of age, it's time to change their diet to an adult food.
When you transition your cat to an adult diet, it's important to monitor their weight and body condition and adjust feeding portions if necessary. You'll probably have your cat into a reliable feeding routine by now, whether they graze on food that's available all day or have strict feeding times. It's best to stick with these for as long as it suits your cat.
To determine how much food to give your cat, check the recommendations established by the petfood manufacturer, and read the label. Use the guidelines, and have your cat weighed regularly. If your cat is gaining or losing weight and shouldn't be, consult your vet about a weight management programme.
How to Switch
To avoid intestinal upsets, make the change from a kitten formula to an adult diet over a period of four days by using the following method:
- Day One: Fill your cat's dish with 75 percent kitten food and 25 percent adult food.
- Day Two: Mix adult and kitten food in a 50/50 ratio.
- Day Three: Feed your cat a mixture that's 75 percent adult food and 25 percent kitten food.
- Day Four: Switch to 100 percent adult formula.