(Closed) Cat food vs kitten food?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Based on what you wrote, I’d assume it’s fine; but I don’t know much either. But I’d guess you’re good 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’m no cat expert (just got my first kitty last month!), but the only thing I’d be concerned with are the categories where the values are close. Like how AAFCO recommends 30% protein, and the cat food has 30% protein. I would assume that the kitten doesn’t absorb 100% of the nutrients from the food – just like how when humans take vitamins, we don’t absorb 100% of what is on the nutritional label.

However, if the AAFCO recommendation is “percentage that is written on the cat food label” then I wouldn’t be worried. Not to say that you SHOULD be worried in either case though! Maybe you could feed the kitten in a separate room from the dog and then remove the leftover food once s/he’s finished?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had an adult cat when I adopted a kitten. The kitten refused to eat the special kitten food I got her, and would only eat the adult cat’s food. The vet said as long as the food was of decent quality it would be fine.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are that concerned try something like EVO which is high quality and is cat and kittne food so you wouldn;t have to switch them later. I have been feeding my cats EVO since I first got them at 12 weeks.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

As long as it has all the nutritional requirements, I would think it would be fine.

When we got a kitten, we were told to avoid foods made with fish for the first 6 months because it can upset kitten’s stomachs. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

We fed our kittens cat food right from the start because I didn’t want them to be picky about it later on. Ours is also a high quality food. I’m pretty sure it says right on the bag “Suitable for cats of all ages”. Every year we take them to the vet and they remark on how healthy they both are, so based on that I think we’re good!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cats are pure carnivores, so the less “filler” in your pet’s food the better!

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