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Setting Your Kitten Up for A Long, Healthy Life

The arrival of a new kitten into the family is one of the best feelings in the world. Not only do you have a new pet, but you also have a new family member. Just like everyone else in your family, you want to give this new addition the best start in life, but how?

Young kitten

The first, and arguably most important way, is through their diet. Once they have stopped weaning, you should move your kitten over to food designed for kittens. This food differs to that of adults as it is denser in nutrients yet smaller in size, making it easier for them to digest.

Kittens acquire about 30% of their energy from protein, so choosing a protein-rich food is a must. A high protein, low carbohydrate diet is favoured since it allows kittens to get all the nutrients they require. They also need amino acids, minerals and vitamins to make sure they grow into healthy adult cats. Finding a perfect food can be tricky, especially since many on the market include artificial flavourings and preservatives which are bad for your kitten’s fragile stomach.

Here at Simpsons Premium, our wet and dry kitten food is made from natural, human grade products. They are also grain-free, helping to achieve the high protein, low carb diet. Some kittens can become allergic to grain, causing them to lose fur and develop digestive problems, but our food ensures they receive a diet which is just as nutritious as it is delicious!

To complement kitten food, make sure they always have plenty of clean water to drink. There is a temptation to feed your kitten milk, but this can lead to sickness and diarrhoea. Clean water, a protein-rich diet and, of course, lots of love, is all you need to set your kitten up for a long and healthy life.

For more advice and information on caring for your beloved pet, head to our advice centre and blog, which are both packed with helpful tips on cats and dogs of all ages.

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