The Best Diet for Your Young Cat

The Best Diet for Your Young Cat

Posted on February 24, 2018

Owners of young cats, or kitties over a year old, want to know how to provide the absolute best nutrition for their little felines. While dealing with a baby kitten is certainly the hardest part of owning a cat from birth, even after they no longer need mother’s milk and constant attention, young cats are still susceptible to nutritional imbalance and feeding errors.

Early Diet for Lifelong Health

It’s the dietary habits that young cats make early in life that determine their long-term health, so this period of your cat’s life is just as critical as weaning. Cat owners make many mistakes early on: a common one is the belief that dog and cat food are the same. On the contrary, cat food contains much higher levels of protein and fat than dog food, and under no circumstances should dog food be fed to your young cat.

On top of that, cats need steady access to the amino acid taurine on a daily basis, so it’s necessary for young cat owners to provide their pets with this substance regularly. It is found in all commercial cat foods but may be absent in many human foods that a cat owner may consider feeding to their feline.

What Should I Feed My Young Cat?

According to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), from the point of weaning onward, cats and young kittens should be fed a calorie-rich and protein-dense diet that is either designed to be eaten by kittens and young cats or by cats in every life stage. The majority of breeders recommend that juvenile cats be fed as much as they will eat, preferably by the free choice method, which means having a bowl of food available at all times for the cat to nibble on whenever they feel like it.

Luckily for owners of young cats, there’s natural cat food brand that meets all of their demands and more. Earthborn Cat Food provides a wholesome approach to cat nutrition in their comprehensive cat food formulas which boast a full retinue of not only the best digestible protein, fruit and vegetable ingredients, but also plenty of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which cats need to grow up big and strong.

Earthborn Cat Food contains a medley of ingredients that nourish the whole cat and look out for the environment at the same time. For owners of young cats searching for an alternative to potentially harmful conventional cat foods, Earthborn Cat Food represents the natural choice in caring for your young pet. We are proud to offer this full line of cat foods at Earth Pets Natural Pet Market in both of our locations in Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida. Have questions about Earthborn Cat Food or any of our other products? Get in contact with our fantastic customer service team at