I've been told it's not safe to feed an adult cat kitten food, but she seems to be doing ok on this. I would appreciate some advice. While kitten food tends to be higher in calories, protein and fat, there is no actual danger in feeding this food to adult cats. In fact, during pregnancy and nursing, it Author: Elisa Katz, DVM. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, kitten food must contain a minimum of 22 percent protein and 8 percent fat. Adult cat foods contain a minimum of 18 percent protein and 5 percent fat. The extra amino acids and essential fatty acids contained in these ingredients help with healthy tissue growth for your little one.
A male will have a much greater distance between the genitals and anus than females — ½ inch apart on a male kitten or over 1 inch apart on a male adult cat. Conversely, if the two are almost adjacent on a kitten or less than 1/2 inch apart on an adult, it’s a female. Need some more help determining the sex of your cat or kitten? Your cute cat may forever seem like your little baby, no matter what her technical age is. However, when it comes to the eternal question of when exactly a kitten becomes an adult cat, some say around 6 months while others give it approximately a year or longer.
If you only want one, an adult cat is recommended. A young kitten will probably get lonely if left at home alone all day. Most adult cats are already litterbox trained and know to use scratching posts instead of your furniture or drapes. Why adopt a kitten vs. an adult cat? Aug 30, · Bengal Kitten Introduction to adult cats Verses Kittens Close Up - Duration: Kitten Academy 10, views. Try Not to Laugh Ultimate Cat and Kitten Compilation.