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A guide to

  FEEDING YOUR KITTEN

FEEDING YOUR
KITTEN

FEEDING YOUR KITTEN - 0 TO 12 MONTHS

Every cat needs a complete and balanced daily diet, full of goodness and meaty greatness to keep them in tip top condition. Here you’ll find our top tips on feeding your cat - advice on their needs, choosing the right food, tips for mealtimes and giving your favourite feline all the nutrients they need to live a happy and healthy life.

“YOUR KITTEN’S DIET USUALLY CONTAINS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF PROTEIN TO SUPPORT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT”

YOUR KITTEN’S NEEDS

Kittens need to be fed a diet that has been specially formulated for growth, so it’s important to choose a diet that is labeled as being ‘for kittens’.

As well as what you are feeding your kitten, you also need to consider how much to feed your kitten every day, to help them maintain a healthy weight.

From weaning, kittens will still need several small meals throughout the day, as they have smaller stomachs and higher metabolism than adults.

Your kitten’s diet usually contains a higher percentage of protein to support growth and development and is generally fed until kittens reach maturity at around one year old.

MAKING CHANGES TO THEIR DIET

Always make any dietary changes gradually. Sudden changes to the diet can cause tummy upsets. So, if you are either changing to a diferent recipe or changing to a new food, do so gradually over 4-5 days.

THE BEST START FOR YOUR KITTEN

Lily’s Kitchen Curious Kitten recipes have been specially created for the growing kitten. These recipes have higher levels of protein and calcium to support healthy growth, and prebiotics to support the digestive system.

Our food for kittens contains chelated minerals for easy absorption, salmon oil, for a glossy coat, and seaweed, which contains a vast range of micro-nutrients to promote good health.

MEATY GREATNESS

Cats thrive on meat and offal

HEALTHY HEART

Taurine is essential for a healthy heart

HEALTHY EYES

Taurine is also essential for healthy eyes

OPTIMAL NUTRITION

Look for chelated minerals that helps absorption

PROPER MEAT

Steer clear from meat meal or processed meat

GRAIN FREE

Look for grain free for a naturally nutritious diet

MEATY GREATNESS

Cats thrive on meat and offal

GRAIN FREE

Look for grain free for a naturally nutritious diet

PROPER MEAT

Steer clear from meat meal or processed meat

HEALTHY HEART

Taurine is essential for a healthy heart

HEALTHY EYES

Taurine is also essential for a healthy eyes

OPTIMAL NUTRITION

Look for chelated minerals that helps absorption

WET FOOD OR DRY?

Every kitten has their own preferences when it comes to food and their taste for the favours and texture they prefer are formed in kittenhood.

Here at Lily’s Kitchen we think it’s important for the majority of a kitten’s diet to be in the form of wet food (tinned or tray recipes).

Wet food contains more water so it helps to keep cats - who naturally have a low thirst drive - well hydrated.

A wet diet helps to make sure your cat has a good daily water intake which is important for maintaining a healthy urinary tract system, looking after long-term kidney health.

MIX UP THE MENU

Cats’ food preferences are established early in life. So, by ofering your kitten a mixture of wet and dry food in a range of diferent favours, you’ll be broadening their adult palate. Hopefully this means they’ll be less likely to be fussy later on, and accept a wide variety of food types.

“CATS DON’T PRODUCE SALIVARY MYLASE, AN ENZYME THAT BREAKS DOWN”

GO GRAIN FREE

Lily’s Kitchen kitten foods are all grain free because cats don’t consume carbohydrates such as rice or wheat as part of their natural diet. That’s because cats can’t digest or make use of carbohydrates very well.

Cats don’t produce salivary amylase, (an enzyme that breaks down starch), and show no taste preference towards sugary foods like carbohydrates.

Many dry kitten foods contain a high proportion of carbohydrate because the manufacturing process requires starch to help the kibble stick together - it acts rather like a glue.

Lily’s Kitchen dry kitten foods are produced in a more natural way so no grains are needed at all. Instead, the source of energy in our food comes from protein and good fats - which is much better for your kitten.

LILY’S KITCHEN KITTEN STARTER PACK

Our nutritious recipes for kittens are full of top notch, natural ingredients, specially tailored to help support their development. This is proper food, bursting with goodness to provide the very best nourishment for your beautiful little fufball.

This Starter Pack for Kittens contains everything you need to help wean your little one onto Lily’s Kitchen over two weeks, and give them a healthy, happy start.

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LILY’S KITCHEN KITTEN STARTER PACK

Our nutritious recipes for kittens are full of top notch, natural ingredients, specially tailored to help support their development. This is proper food, bursting with goodness to provide the very best nourishment for your beautiful little fufball.

This Starter Pack for Kittens contains everything you need to help wean your little one onto Lily’s Kitchen over two weeks, and give them a healthy, happy start.

Shop now
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