To celebrate today’s National Kitten Day (Friday, July 10), the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has released a new factsheet with all the guidance needed to ensure a healthy balanced diet for the nation’s kittens.
The factsheet is packed with pictures and covering a range of areas including:
- What to feed and how much;
- When to switch to an adult diet; and
- How to introduce a new diet and advice for monitoring weight gain.
Nicole Paley, PFMA’s deputy chief executive, said that the factsheet will help kitten owners get their pet’s diet right from a very early stage.
She added: “Getting the diet right for kittens from the offset is so important. It is key to preventing obesity later down the line. Feeding a specially formulated kitten food, following the feeding guidelines on the pet food packet, and keeping an eye on weight gain are the three key steps to follow.”
The kitten nutrition factsheet is suitable for pet care professionals and owners alike and can be downloaded by clicking HERE.