FEEDING GUIDELINES FOR OPHS KITTENS

FEEDING GUIDELINES

 

OPHS Kitty City/Foster staff will provide all foods needed for your foster pets. Be sure to have appropriate food at home at all times for your foster pets.  Please follow all feeding protocols outlined below.

Kitten Specific Criteria

FOOD SHOULD BE LABELED AS KITTEN FOOD SPECIFICALLY. YOU WILL NEED BOTH WET AND DRY

FOOD. Food labeled for “all life stages” does not apply.  KITTEN ONLY!!!

Recommended brands of kitten food for OPHS foster pets include:  Royal Canin, Nutro, Science Diet, Purina One, Iams, Pro Plan, Blue Buffalo, Canidae, Merrick, Halo, Natural Balance, Whole Earth, Eukanuba, Nature’s Recipe, Diamond, Wellness, Fromm, Wholehearted (Petco) & Kirkland Signature (Costco).  Comparable brands based on quality and ingredients are also appropriate.

KITTENS 1-5 POUNDS

FEED dry food at all times and wet food 3-4 x per day

KITTENS 5-15 POUNDS

FEED dry food at all times and wet food 3-4 x per day

 

**Please refer to the guidelines on the back of the bag and cans of food you purchase for further instructions on how to best feed your kittens. Kittens should always have wet food available.

If you feel like your kitten is not thriving on the above guidelines, you may supplement with a little more food.  It is fine to offer more than the above guidelines if you have an especially hungry kitten, however, do not over-feed your foster or it will cause medical issues.

** TREATS:  Please keep the amount of treats given to your foster pet to a minimum. Treats should be only 1% of their daily diet.  Do not give people food to your foster pets. Make sure treats are labeled safe for kittens at their present age. Never leave treats out when your foster pets are unattended.  No rawhide, leather, or bone-type treats are allowed at any time.

 

 

 

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