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Provide Your Kitten with High-Quality Nutrition

Little Trixie the tortoiseshell kitten has already made her mark on your household. You brought this striking seven-week-old girl home yesterday, and she spent considerable time sniffing out every corner of the house. Next, she established her food, water, and sleeping spots. Satisfied that her needs were met, Trixie launched into furious bursts of activity. She chased her tiny tail and raced through the house like a small tricolored blur. To fuel this supercharged exercise, and support her early-life weight gain, she requires a top-notch diet specifically designed for kittens’ needs. Tomorrow, your Orangevale veterinarian will give your little dynamo a new patient exam and prescribe an age-appropriate blend.

High-Octane Kitten Kibbles

Several of Trixie’s nutritional requirements mirror those of your three-year-old cat Dolly. Both felines need similar portions of fats, plus some fatty acids and vitamins. However, your quickly growing kitten must also obtain extra protein, amino acids, and different minerals and vitamins. You’d like her to receive 30 percent of her energy from top-notch protein sources.

Fortunately, your vet is familiar with kittens’ special nutritional needs. He’ll prescribe a tasty, balanced food that your rapidly growing feline will enjoy until she’s a full-grown adult. Although she’d probably rather consume cat treats all day, limit these snacks to 5 percent of her daily calorie intake.

Multiple Daily Mealtimes

Trixie and Dolly will have completely different feeding schedules. Your adult cat is perfectly happy with two daily scheduled meals. She consumes a delicious, nutritionally complete diet that gives her plenty of “oomph” for her active lifestyle.

However, two daily meals aren’t nearly enough for your hyperactive kitten. She’s like a tiny perpetual motion machine; and she only takes intermittent breaks to eat, drink, urinate, or defecate. Every so often, she recharges her batteries with a brief nap. To maintain this frenetic pace, your tiny feline companion requires three or four meals every day.

Abundant Fresh Water

Your little feline workout machine needs lots of clean, fresh water every day. By keeping her bowl filled, you’ll help to fend off dehydration, which can contribute to other medical conditions.

As Trixie grows into a healthy, adult feline housemate, your Orangevale veterinarian will give her regular physical exams. He’ll also refine her diet to satisfy her evolving nutritional needs. To provide your kitten with an ideal start, contact us for an appointment.

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