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Diet and Nutrition

Our kittens are raised on a high-quality, nutritious diet. They are schedule-fed, 2x a day.

 

The majority of each meal consists of wet kitten food with a bit of dry offered on the side (see below for the brands and flavors they are accustomed to). 

 

Dehydration is a serious concern for cats, and it can lead to health complications that can sometimes be fatal. Offering fresh, clean water is absolutely necessary, but it isn't always enough.   

 

To ensure that kittens (and adult cats) stay hydrated, in addition to always having clean and fresh water available, be sure to add fresh drinking water to their wet food at each meal. 

 

If you have any questions about your kitten's diet or eating habits, or if you are considering offering a different brand or type of food, please discuss it with us.

 

We are here to help, before and after your kitten comes home.

what we use

Dry food: Purina Cat Chow Naturals, all ages

Flavor: original, with real chicken and salmon

Wet Food: Hill's Science Diet, kitten, and 4 Health

Flavors: Savory Salmon Entree, Roasted Chicken and Rice Medley, Liver and Chicken Entree, and Chicken & Brown Rice Dinner

Supplements:

The Honest Kitchen, Daily Boosters, Beef Bone Broth

Purina ProPlan Veterinary Diets, FortiFlora

And, of course, don't forget bowls for food and water, and consider investing in a water bubbler or fountain, which can help keep water from becoming stagnant.

We use a PetSafe Water Fountain

Health and Hygiene

A high quality, nutritious diet is a very important part of your kitten's health and well-being, but it is not the only part.

 

It is as important that you help your kitten learn to practice good hygiene and that you make certain all hygiene-related products are safe. 

It is important to get kittens accustomed to regular baths, nail trims, and ear cleanings. 

what we use

Nudie Naturals makes a variety of safe, natural products for hairless as well as furry pets. We have teamed up with them, and all new adopters will receive a 50%-off discount on their Sample Grooming Starter Kit. 

World's Best Cat Litter, green bag

Dr. Elsey's Ultra Litter Attractant, not always necessary, but it never hurts to have it on hand.

Solid, sturdy litter mats (like the Cat Litter Trapper, which are available on Amazon) make it a lot easier to keep your kitty's litter area clean.

There are a variety of litter pan designs. We use combinations of basic, uncovered pans (like this SoPhresh model) and domed pans with a stair entry.   

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