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Your kitten's diet

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Just like their big cat cousins, your kitten is a true carnivore. Their teeth, tongue and digestive system are all specially designed for eating meat. So to meet their natural nutritional needs, it’s important to get their diet just right.

As a carnivore, your kitten needs lots of protein, and a complex balance of nutrients. Also, because your kitten is growing so fast, they need different levels of certain nutrients than an adult cat – including the right ratio of calcium to phosphorus.

Protein

Protein is essential for your kitten's healthy growth, muscle tone, fur, skin and claws. Proteins are built from smaller units called amino acids. Some of these – such as taurine and arginine – are called essential amino acids, which means your kitten can’t produce them themselves. So you’ll need to provide them in their diet.

Essential fatty acids

Your kitten needs essential fatty acids to help keep their skin, coat, reproductive system and metabolism healthy. They’re an important source of energy – and they also make their meals taste great!

Vitamins

Vitamins are essential for your kitten's vision, bone growth and metabolism. There are lot of different vitamins, and each one has a very specific role. So if your kitten cuts their paw, one vitamin will help stop the bleeding while another will help repair the skin.

Minerals

Minerals give your kitten strong teeth and bones. The major minerals they need include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride and magnesium. You’ll find all these, in exactly the right amounts, in a complete kitten food.

Carbohydrates and fibre

Your kitten uses carbohydrates as an energy source. In addition, dietary fibre will help their digestive system.

In addition to nutritional food it is important to provide your cat with the correct milk. Whiskas® cat milk will give your cat a complete and balanced diet with all the proteins and nutrients they need to grow up to be a healthy, happy cat.

Given these complex needs, it's important to feed your kitten a specially prepared diet.

As a carnivore, your kitten needs lots of protein, and a complex balance of nutrients. Also, because your kitten is growing so fast, they need different levels of certain nutrients than an adult cat – including the right ratio of calcium to phosphorus.

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