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|Purred: Thu Jan 12, '12 5:46pm PST |
|You can transistion kittens to adult food, at 8 months. It must be done, very gradually, like over 2 weeks. You gradually increase the new food, the first week, and gradually decrease the old food, the second week.
I highly recommend, you stop feeding the Purina food, like, today.
Little boy kitties are prone to crystals and bladder issues. Wellness shows some tendancies towards that area.
Wet is better, mixed with water, so its real soupy, twice a day, it keeps them flushed out, and it keeps the urine from getting too concentrated, which causes bladder issues. I understand that feeding just wet, can be an issue for some, it is for me sometimes, and then I have to get creative. I also have one, that will not, at all, eat any wet, period, so he gets dry. He also gets 1 teaspoon Gerber baby food, chicken or turkey ONLY, mixed with water, so its like a broth, twice a day, to keep him flushed out, and this is per my vet.
Grains are a huge cause of crystals, so you need to pick a food that is grain free. You also want by product free, as by products are the left over anything, including euthinized cats/dogs and their collors. You want gluten free, as glutens cause tummy issues, and glutens were the cause of the Menu Foods saga of 2007, where all those cats and dogs died.
In my opinion, its best to stick to one brand, as the good you are doing with the good food, is being un done, by the lesser quality food.
I feed Blue Wilderness chicken dry for Bump, the others get wet. When funds are low, they get wet in the morn and dry at night. Yes, it is more expensive, but in the long run, its less expensive, than running to the vet.
If you free feed, keep an eye on him, that he does not get overweight, that happened to Bump, he ate like a truck driver, mol, and now he is sched fed, they all are. Best of luck, what ever you decide on.