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When to switch kitten to grain-free?

Barbara LindellBarbara Lindell Sunnyvale, CA/San Francisco, LMember Posts: 544
edited 16 November, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
I'm trying to find the right time to switch Milo to grain-free. He's about 5 months old right now. Can anyone provide their input or provide links to articles that show that its safe to have them on a high protein diet at such an early age? Also, I don't want Milo to get larger than he is naturally going to be, so perhaps I can wait on the protein rich diet.


  • Jayne WatsonJayne Watson Member Posts: 53
    edited 14 November, 2007
    ASAP is the best time to switch to grain free!!! Your cat cannot have too much protein, as protein is what a carnivore is designed to eat!!! They are unable to digest grains.
  • Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
    edited 15 November, 2007
    Yes, Pheobe is right. Switch asap. I'm sure your kitty will love you for it! :^: I have raised my cats on grain free diets and they are a perfect weight. They are on a rotation of Orijen, Serengetti and Taste of the Wild. Good Luck!
  • kate vonkkate vonk BoiseMember Posts: 1,313
    edited 15 November, 2007
    i agree. he is growing so he is going to need lots of protein. it will also keep him from becoming chubby off all those carbs. pancho has been on grain free food since he was 3 months old. he grew perfectly normally.
  • Barbara LindellBarbara Lindell Sunnyvale, CA/San Francisco, LMember Posts: 544
    edited 16 November, 2007
    Thanks, Catsters! As soon as his NV runs out, we'll go and get him a grain free version:) Maybe it'll help with his flatulence too. hehe Poor thing is always so bloated even after a small meal...
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