By definition, a kitten is an infantile cat that is not yet fully grown. Just by considering this simple definition, we arrive at a fact that kittens need all the nutrients they can get to support their developmental stages.
A litter generally consists of 2 to 5 kittens, and in their first four weeks they are nursed by their mothers. Just like humans need the colostrums of mothers upon birth, so is the case with cats. A mother cat’s milk is important because that is the only way to transfer antibodies to the bodies of her young to eventually protect them against infectious diseases. By about 4 or five weeks they can be gradually introduced to solid food, and the best way to provide them with the essential nutrients is to feed them with kitten food. Below is a list of some of the best kitten food in the market today.
Evolve Kitten Turkey Formula has a selection of mid-priced kitten food formulas. A 3 ounce can costs about $15. Its main ingredients are turkey, turkey broth, turkey liver, chicken, ocean fish and brown rice. It is also fortified with supplements of Vitamins E, A, D3 and B12. It has 50% protein and 32% fat.
Avoderm Canned Kitten Food weighs at 45% protein and 32% fat. They have several preparations in a variety of flavors namely: beef, ocean fish, and chicken. A 5.5 ounce can packaged at 24 cans per box costs $32 to $36.
A Felidae Canned Kitten Food is packaged at 12 cans in all, each weighing at 5.5 ounces and costs $20 at most. They have formulas in (1) chicken, turkey, lamb, and ocean fish, and (2) chicken and rice in chicken broth. Felidae also have other packaging forms. A 15-pound bag in grain-free formula is at $34. A 4-pound bag with formula in chicken meal rice is about $10, while its 8-pound bag packaging is at $16. It has about 50% protein amount and 32% fat.