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Unread 05-16-2007   #1 (permalink)
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im getting two new kittens at 6 wks old whe can they get shots, neutered, and what food do i feed them... wet or dry or both and what brand please help my other cat died from meow mix
 
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Definitely use a kitten formula. I think Science Diet is the best. Iams and Eukanuba are good too. I have learned that with cat food, you get what you pay for. With kittens, you want to be especially careful with their nutritional needs. You may want to mix some wet kitten food into the dry. My experience has shown me that kittens have soft stools and too much wet food just makes it worse. Good luck.
 
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Get a meat based formula without corn, wheat or soy. Make them eat dry food because that will keep them from losing their teeth when they are old. If their teeth aren't strong enough, then you can moisten the food with a little warm water until they can eat dry food.Chicken Soup for the Kitten Lover's Soul is sold at cat shows, and is wonderful. I would stay away from All grocery store brands. Even Science Diet is no good, you are paying for the brand name and not the product, because corn is in the top 5 ingredients, plus they use wheat gluten, which is the cause of all those recalls.
 
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Royal Canin makes a formula of dry food, called BABY CAT.I like their products, and when I got two of my cats, as kittens, the breeder provided me with a sample bag. The pieces are MUCH smaller than regular cat food, and the ingredients have the right amount of protein, vitamins and fat content, for weight gain and growth. I feed my cats a combination of wet and dry. I would split a 3 oz can of fancy feast chicken slices for kittens. (So far, it has NOT been involved in the food recalls.) Turkey sometimes makes their stools soft, or gives them gas. I also like the Purina ProPlan canned food for kittens... I think it is chicken and liver. I stay away from any fish canned food, with kittens -- it makes their stools really stink something awful. And kittens are not always very adept at covering their deposits in the litter box.
 
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I've always started my kittens off with a dry kitten formula (Iams, Purina One, etc.) then gradually introduce them to wet kitten food.
 
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milk or fish
 
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When I had kittens I fed them milk at first. But I would leave a little bowl of dry food, that had been soaked in water til soft then mashed, out to see if they were ready to eat hard food. When they managed to eat the mashed food for a month, I tried hard food made for kittens. Cats can be neutered as early as 6-8 weeks old. When you go and get them neutered, ask about their shots. Good luck!































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Kittens should not be going home at 6 weeks they should be at least 8 weeks, that is also the time frame for 1st shots. 1st shots @ 8wks, 2nd shots @ 12 wks, 3rd shots @ 16 wks and annual boosters.Neuter should be done at 6 months to be on the safe side, some vets will do it a little earlier but because they are anaesthetized for the surgery, their weight & size is must be sufficient enough to handle it. Your vet will recommend best time for surgery based on how well your kitten is growing.For food I recommend only food available from the vet's office because you can be confident in the quality of ingredients and proper nutrient levels. Definately you need a kitten variety. My cat eats a brand called Royal Canin (specialty vet diets) she has wet food only and loves it, they do also have varietys of dry food. Royal Canin does have food available in select petfood supply stores also a good choice.Wet/dry is a personal choice, my 16 yr old female is on wet only, you must be consistant with feeding times so they are not always hungry.It is perfectly alright to have a bowl of dry food out at all times and also meal feed them wet food, but be sure to keep an eye on how much they are eating so you don't over feed them.Some cats prefer only dry food, if this is their choice there is no point buying wet food if they won't eat it.You will have healthy kittens if you choose the best quality food for them, you can consult your vet for recommendations on food too.Always provide plenty of fresh water.
 
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i fed mine purina kitten chow...she did well with that..i wouldn't feed wet, unless you intend to keep them on it, it's hard to wean them off of wet, once used to it...wet food leads to tooth decay, if their teeth are barely showing, you cat wet the dry down with a little water, not soupy, just to moisten it a little..
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