Dry Kitten Food
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Give your kitten the nutrition she needs to thrive with complete and balanced dry kitten food. Chewy has a wonderful selection of dry kitten food to satisfy every need and taste preference, including kitten kibble recipes in a wide array of formulations and savory flavors.
Kittens need food with extra protein and nutrients, so most vets recommend feeding them a kitten formula cat food during their first year of life. Many people choose a dry kitten kibble formula for convenience and ease, but vets do recommend also feeding canned kitten food for added hydration, if you can. Feeding your kitten a mix of dry and wet kitten foods throughout the day can provide the best benefits of each.
Kittens with special dietary needs or health concerns may benefit from a special diet dry kitten food or a veterinary kitten kibble formula. Choose from digestive care kitten dry food formulas, grain-free dry kitten foods, natural kitten kibble and more. Your vet should be able to recommend a good dry food for your kitten's needs or write you a prescription for veterinary formula dry kitten food, if needed.
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Transition your kitten to dry food gradually. Start by replacing 25% of your kitten's wet food with an appropriate amount of dry kitten food. You can calculate the right amount of dry food to add by figuring out how much dry food your kitten needs daily, then dividing that amount by 4. After two days, increase the ratio of dry food to wet food to a 50-50 mix, then graduate to a 75%-25% dry food to wet food ratio by day 5 or so. On day 7, increase the amount to 100% dry kitten food. Be sure to consult your vet before transitioning your kitten to dry food, especially if you have a younger kitten. Your vet can give you good dietary guidance and help if you are having trouble transitioning your kitten to a new diet.
The benefits of feeding kittens dry food include convenience and ease, plus added affordability compared to canned kitten foods. Dry kitten food can be left out for long periods, great for free-feeding and busy pet parents, and it doesn't need to be stored under refrigeration like wet kitten food, which can spoil if left opened at room temperature for too long. Most dry kitten foods are made to provide complete and balanced nutrition as well as the added protein that kittens need to thrive.
You should feed your kitten enough dry food to meet her caloric requirements each day, or feed a mix of wet and dry kitten foods that provide enough calories combined. Because kitten food formulas vary, you should consult the feeding chart on the food(s) you are feeding to determine the right amount to feed for your kitten's weight. If you are feeding a mix of wet and dry foods, you may need to do a bit of math or consult your vet on the right amounts of each to feed. Be sure to adjust the amount of food you feed as your kitten's weight increases; you may need to vary the amount if your kitten is gaining too much or too little weight. Your vet can advise you on the right amounts to feed and monitor your kitten to ensure she is growing properly and thriving.
The best dry foods for kittens are high in protein, complete and balanced, and highly palatable for your little furry friend. The best dry kitten foods, just like the best canned kitten foods, start with high-quality meat protein and contain few to no fillers or artificial ingredients. They should be easy to digest and not too high in carbohydrates, so beware of lower quality formulas that may be packed with less-healthy carbs. Formulas with added DHA can be beneficial for developing kittens, too. Your vet can provide guidance on the best dry food formulas for kittens and tell you what to look for on the label.