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What happens if my kitten eats senior food?

What happens if my kitten eats senior food?

A little bit of cat food won’t do your kitten any harm, don’t panic. Prolonged feeding of adult food won’t help them grow into the best version of themselves, but the occasional nibble of adult food won’t cause a problem.

Is it bad for kittens to eat Senior cat food?

But what happens if a kitten keeps eating the older cat’s food and is this something you need to worry about? Kitten food is designed for kittens, as they need more calories, protein, and fats in their diet. So, to have properly developed kittens you shouldn’t let them eat adult cat food until they’re 12 months of age.

Can I give my senior cat kitten milk?

No. Older cats almost always have marginal kidney function, and need a diet that has a regulated amount of good quality protein in it. Kitten food has much more protein in it that adult cat food, and that protein will damage the kidneys worse and make kidney failure in the cat much more likely.

Why is my older cat trying to kill my kitten?

By your description the stronger alpha one is showing dominance. Dominance is shown in three ways in the cat world- for males, mounting behavior (such as you describe) sleeping in high spots and eating first. Because your older cat sounds like a strong alpha he is showing the newcomer that he’s in charge.

Can a neutered cat still kill a kitten?

You are describing mating behavior something even neutered cats will do to show dominance, and yes, if you keep them together you may come home and find a dead kitten in your home. He has been neutered two weeks. Thanks I will separate now, how long should I separate? Can I ask why would hiss suddenly start after 48 hours of normal play fighting?

How old do kittens have to be to stay with their mom?

Ideally, kittens should stay with mom till they are twelve weeks old. But people, so “eager’ to have kittens in the home in the first place, tire of them after a few weeks. They want them off the milk, and out of the home and so they have been pushing kittens younger and younger off mom.

How long do you have to quarantine a new cat?

Why people can’t do a two to three week quarantine on new animals (dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish, etc), proper introductions, and vet checks before sticking them together is beyond me. If you don’t have space to do it right maybe adding extra animals at that time just shouldn’t be done.

When to switch from kitten to adult cat food?

But you should not be feeding him a regular diet of adult cat food until he’s at least a year old. Dahlia: Some folks think that once a kitten starts looking like a small version of an adult cat, it’s OK to switch to adult cat food. But even if your kitten looks like a miniature adult, he still has the nutritional needs of a kitten.

What happens if you give a Kitten Kitten food?

If you set out kitten food and the babies aren’t interested yet, the mother will take care of it. Thomas: So, Claire, the short answer to your question is that If you accidentally fed your kitten one or two meals of adult cat food, it’s not going to harm him.

What to do if your kitten is over eating?

Overfeeding Treatment. Double-check what you are feeding your kitten against a recommended kitten food chart. If you’re sure that you’re giving the kitty enough food, try diluting the food with one-third water until the poop firms up.

When to worry about a kitten’s bowel movements?

Cat Poop in Kittens. Because of their small size, changes in bowel movements should be monitored. Don’t worry: If your kitten misses a day in the litter box — meaning, she doesn’t poop for one day — just keep an eye on her. Constipation that lasts longer than a day or so, however, may be a cause for concern.