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Changing Your Kitten’s Food - Tips for a Hassle-Free Switch

It is important for kittens to get used to various textures and flavors while they are still very young. They tend to develop a fixed fondness for a particular flavor and texture if they are exposed to the same type of food for a considerable length of time. One of the important things to remember when switching kitten food is it is a different process compared to switching pet food in dogs; in cats, it should not involve mixing the new food with the old food. If your kitten dislikes the new food that is offered, this can put him off the old food if you mix them together. The best way is to offer the new kitten food and his usual pet food in separate food bowls. Within a span of 10-14 days, gradually reduce the amount of the old food while maintaining the amount of the new food. When the cat gets hungry, he has no other choice but to try the new kitten food. A gradual transition period is very important because making rapid changes in your pet’s diet can lead to digestive upsets or your cat may go “off-feed” which can be dangerous. 

Consult your veterinarian Burlington, ON for nutritional advice, especially if you notice any changes in your pet's health.

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