Dear Catster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.

Cheers,
Catster






Kitten diet

Sarah ManolisSarah Manolis San FranciscoMember Posts: 148
edited 8 May, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
So when I got Jack he had been fed Purina Kitten Chow and I was told for the first week or so NOT to change the food because he had just started solids. I\'ve also heard it upsets their stomach but I don\'t know how valid that is. Now that he has gotten consistent with eating his dry food, I am ready to change. I want something healthier for him and something that I can feel good giving him. I know that Purina isn\'t terrible, but it\'s not the best and I know I can manage a few extra dollars if it meant Jack was better off. Problem is, it seems everything I read is conflicting. I\'m thinking of getting him on Innova EVO for Cat & Kitten with some of Natural Balance\'s canned food. Does this seem like a good mix? I\'ve read that Innova\'s canned leaves a lot to be desired and so, because I\'m going to be ordering online, I want to be sure I\'m making a good choice. Any and all feedback is great, especially concerning HOW MUCH to give him and how often and what should be the primary source (wet/dry). I was going to speak to my vet about it, but they really endorse Science Diet and so I didn\'t want to feel obligated to buy that without doing my homework. Thanks guys! sarah & hungry jack

Comments

  • Kristen MaranciakKristen Maranciak PittsburghMember Posts: 560
    edited 8 May, 2007
    Hi Jack...Anytime you switch the food you should do it slowly because kittens and cats have sensitive stomachs and switching to fast can cause upset tummies. I get an upset tummy still and I am almost 4. I eat Innova Evo currently. According to the pet store we get it at it is one of the better foods. Mommy switched us to that recently because of all of the pet food recalls. We also get Merrick wet food which is made in the US with US ingredients. Mommy always thought you let a kitten each as much as they want...They need more calories then an adult cat. They are growing and full of energy. Good Luck Purrs Melodie
  • Sarah ManolisSarah Manolis San FranciscoMember Posts: 148
    edited 8 May, 2007
    Thanks, Melodie! By the way, I realize this post isn't in the Nutrition section so if it needs to be moved, go ahead. I didn't realize until after I posted it.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!


Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!