>We recently adopted two little ones, the lady who gave them to us
>weaned them using diluted baby food. She had continued giving them
>baby food and also canned food along with dry food. When we took them
>she gave us some jars of baby food that she had left and they do like
>it, tho they will also eat cat food. Is it ok to feed them baby food?
>How long should I continue? Questions...questions.....
Switch them as soon as possible to an all cat food diet. You cannot make an
abrupt switch - it will give them diarrhea. Make the change over three or
four days, using less baby food and more cat food at each of the three
meals that they should be eating each day. Baby food lacks certain nutrients
that cats *must* have. Also cat food is richer in protein than baby food, and
kitten food has a higher fat content than *** cat food. All of that
kitten energy has to come from somewhere.
Leave dry kitten food available at all times for nibbling. You can mix
water softened dry food with canned food at mealtimes.
Cat-rina: "NF" Bd+W G+Y 7 X W+ C-- I++ T+ V+ F- P+ B- PA- PL-
Tabby-tha: "MC" (B+G)t+W H+Y 2 X C+ I+++ T+/--- A+ E+ S+ V++ Q+ B- PA+ PL++
Penelope: DS B+W G .5 X++ C+ I+++ T++ A++ E+ H S+ V+ F- Q+ P PL+
Jimmy: DS (Bd+W)t G .3 Y++ C+ I+++ T++ A++ E++ H V++ F- Q+ PA- PL-