When can/should you give a kitten 'adult' food?

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
602 posts
Busy bee

Our cats switched to adult food around a year old. That’s typically what the bags suggest. 

Post # 3
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

You should feed your kitty kitten food until hes 1 years old.

Kitten food contains higher amounts of fat and protein for growth, but they also contain vitamins and minerals for healthy bone and teeth growth. Kittens who dont get enough of these can have development problems. It might seem like 8 months is close enough, but the difference is like that of a preteen vs an adult in cat development

You can switch your kittens food of course, he doesnt necessarily need wet food since you say hes getting quite big, but dont stop feeding the kitten food yet. Just ween him to a dry kitten food

Post # 4
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Echoing others. When they ding a year old, they’re no longer kittens, although they’ll still act like it.

Post # 5
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Nope, just because he weighs 9 lbs doesn’t mean he’s ready for adult kitty food; feed him kitten food or the appropriate amount of an all life stages formula for 1 year. Sounds like he’s going to be a big boy! I’ve seen cats around 20 lbs and not fat at all, so he could be just a big cat. Post a pic! lol I just love kitties.

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