Back to all Kitten Care articles

Kitten Care Where, When and

How Much to Feed

Place your kitten’s food and water dishes away from foot traffic and noise. A place that is comfortable and easy for her to reach is best. Once you have chosen a suitable place, don’t change the location unless it is absolutely necessary. A plastic mat under the dish makes cleanup easier too. Above all, always keep clean, fresh water available. Establish a routine so that your kitten is fed at the same time each day.

Use your kitten’s name when feeding her. This can help to reinforce her name while associating you with a pleasant activity.

If you are feeding a dry cat food, you can put out a whole day’s supply in the morning (very convenient if you are a working person) or feed half in the morning and half at night. Another advantage of dry cat food is that it can help keep your kitten’s teeth clean and gums healthy.

For a proper feeding program, follow the feeding instructions on the cat food package and always measure. Do not feed “free choice” unless indicated on the package.

Reading the label
Everyone is more conscious of ingredient labels today because we know that nutrition is essential in leading a healthy life. That’s why you should read your cat food label carefully too. It provides a guaranteed analysis of key nutrients including minimum fat and protein, and maximum fibre and
moisture. The label should also indicate if the food has undergone actual feeding studies. Be sure to check whether your cat food is formulated for growing kittens, adult cats, older cats or for all life stages. Purina recognizes that your kitten is special and that all cats have certain needs at specific times. That’s why there’s a specially formulates Purina® kitten or cat food to meet each of these needs. More than 30 years of nutritional studies at the Purina PetCare Centre are your guarantee that your kitten will get all the necessary vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutrients in proper amounts.