|Purred: Sat May 22, '10 5:52am PST |
|I just love reading Shadow's posts, so very informative, and in my opinion, the links you just put up, should be required reading, for all pet parents.
Thank you for putting them up.
As far as the Bengal kitten, I agree, I would not feed him Iams, who, by the way, is owned by Menu, gee, where have we heard that name??? And Iams purposely fed their test animals, the tainted feed, on purpose, to see weather it really was or not, and they were oh so surprised when those kitties died. Its all in the first link Shadow put up. And another surprising fact about Iams, the food is processed under Menu foods, so think junk, but it is sold under Iams name, and all this is legal.
He should be on kitten food, until he is 7-8 months old. Kittens have very very sensative systems, so any food change should be done very gradually, over 14 days, to avoid tummy upset and/or diarea.
I feed Blue Wilderness, the blue one, chicken, its by Blue Buffalo. I don't even know if they make kitten food. My situation was kinda unusual, the breeder started the kittens on Purina Kitten Chow, and went to a show, and came home to 2 sick 12 week old kittens, because the pet sitter gave them adult food. Throwing up and diarea, and any attempt to get them off the kitten chow, resulted in the same. At 7 months, was not even half way into the switch over, and they got sick, my vet said put them back on the kitten chow. At 8 months, was more than halfway into the switch over, this time, she said keep going.
The others on here can recommend some great kitten foods for you. Best of luck with the new kitten, he is so cute!!