We are feeding Life's Abundance® as our dry food. It is shipped directly to our home. It costs less with auto ship which can be updated or cancelled at anytime (with shipping intervals from every 2 wks to every 4 mos).
Life's Abundance® Kitten/Cat Formula has no corn or corn gluten, no wheat or wheat gluten, no artificial flavors or colors and is made with chicken and catfish meals.
All my cats and kittens are fed, All Stages Life's Abundance.
I do not buy the grain free formula.
My suggestion is to order with auto ship as it reduces the price and you can set up shipping every 17weeks. Additionally, auto ship can be adjusted or stopped at any time. (Basically like not being on autoship)
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I have fresh water and Lifes Abundance dry food available 24/7 for my cats and klittens. Cats love to drink out of your faucet. It's quite smart since moving water is usually clean safe water. Fountains are a great way to help insure your cat drinks enough water. (especially critcal for male cats).
This one is very economical. I especially like the stainless steel model.
You will get a large sample of the dry food your kitten has been eating, Life's Abundance® (available online delivered to your home), and a can of Fancy Feast Pate/classic. You can get Fancy Feast Classic Pate/Classic Poultry and Beef Variety 30 can case at walmart/Target etc. for approx $15-$16.
All my kittens are raised eating food with Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (also available at Walmart etc. $7 for 32oz.). The vinegar is critical to help prevent urinary issues, (esp. with males). I had a male who was completely blocked, unable to urinate. I gave him 1.5cc vinegar with 1.5cc water every 2 hours and he was able to urinate normally by the 3rd dose. Since I began feeding with vinegar, I have never had any issues with any cats. Everyone can benefit from some of this vinegar daily. My mom who is 94 is probably the only one in her retirement home who does not suffer from recurrent UTI's. She had 3 in a one year period before she started taking vinegar daily. And we cured the 3rd UTI with vinegar. No anitibiotics.
For an adult cat: Once per day I mix : These are just approx, amounts. The important ingredients are the vinegar and vitamins.
*1 capful (1tsp.) of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother, be sure to shake the cider well.
*with 1/8 cup of water and
*NuVet Vitamin powder. Stir before adding
*1/4- 1/3 can of fancy feast. I use the fancy feast as a medium for the cider vinegar and vitamins.
Mix well before adding
*approx. 3/4-1 cup of dry food and let it sit for about 30-45 mins.
For your new kitten: I would cut these amounts in 1/4 or (1/2 and refrigerate any uneaten food). I feed an entire litter at a time so I dont exactly know the quantities needed for one but this is my estimate, and I mixed it and it seems to be the correct consistancy.
*1/4 teaspoon Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar be sure to shake the cider well.
* with 2 Tablespoons water
*NuVet Vitamin Powder (1/4 adult portion) Stir before adding
*1/8 can of Fancy Feast (I use a butter knife to divide/ portion.)
Mix well before adding
*1/8 cup of dry food (let sit for 30-45 mins)
The goal is to get the vinegar and vitamins into your kitten/cat. (and you are increasing fluid intake.)
Eventually, as an adult, the goal is to get to the capful of vinegar. (gradually while your kitten is growing)
If your cat will not drink or eat this mixture, you may want to add more wet food.
A raw diet is the very best way to feed a cat. Unlike other animals, cats are obligate carnivores and would do best eating whole animals, such as mice, rabbit, etc. The internal organs, bones, et. all, are necessary to thrive. You must be very careful feeding raw and unless you buy a raw diet, suppliements will need to be added. If you decide to change foods, be sure to do it gradually, and always get a very high quality food. Inexpensive food can not contain the meat necessary to keep your kitten healthy. note: pet foods that say "with chicken/beef" etc., are only required to contain 3% of said meat.