A kitten at the age of 2 months usually stops feeding on breast milk. But he is not yet sufficiently prepared to accept adult cat food. Many veterinarians recommend using premium food purchased from pet stores and veterinary pharmacies for kittens. But if you decide to feed your pet with human food - this is also not forbidden.
It is necessary
- - chicken breast;
- - beef;
- - sprouted cereals;
- - dairy products;
- - premium food for kittens.
Check with your veterinarian about which brand of food is preferred for your breed of cat. Long-haired felines need one group of vitamins and minerals, while muscular short-haired cats, for example, "British" - in another. In any case, premium pet food is sold only in specialty stores, so do not buy food that is on supermarket shelves.
Examine the packaging. Just as with baby food, pay attention to the composition. It is especially important to ensure that no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used in feed production. Read the manufacturing date and expiration date carefully. If it is on its way, it is better not to take such food.
Make a menu for your kitten if you decide to feed him human food. Despite the fact that this menu will use some of the foods that you eat, the fluffy pet will still have to cook separately. He can use a skinless chicken breast, boiled in a small amount of unsalted broth (cook no more than 10 minutes). Ground beef fried in a dry pan made with fresh meat is fine. It's a good idea to stew slices of beef or veal liver. But neither kittens nor adult cats, as a rule, eat pork liver. The presence in the diet of cereals from sprouted cereals, boiled eggs and fermented milk products - natural yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, low-fat sour cream and cheese.
Do not feed any fish to the kitten. Also, contrary to centuries-old traditions, it is undesirable to give milk to kittens older than 2 months. Veterinarians ban spices, herbs and sugar. Animal fat, which can adversely affect your pet's liver, is strictly prohibited.
Choose a fractional feeding regime. It is better to feed a kitten at this age little by little, 5-6 times a day. But by 4 months, he should be transferred to the diet that is planned later. As with all animals, it is important for cats to get used to eating at the same time. This will help better assimilation of the feed.