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Q: Can I feed SHINE Pet Food to my kitten?
Yes, for sure! All of our cat food is great for kittens. As in the wild, cats of any age require a raw diet.
To start, feed 5% to 8% of their body weight per day, split between three meals. Then, as your little fuzzball starts looking more like an adult, around 6 or 8 months, taper down to 2% to 2.5% per day, fed in two or three meals.
Keep in mind, these are just guidelines; you’re the best judge of how your kitty’s weight is responding to the diet. We also suggest alternating the different recipes as cats are notorious for getting bored.
You may want to start with our Raw Cat Transitional recipes to ease your kitty into a fresh diet (See “How do I transition my cat to SHINE Pet Food” and “I am having trouble transitioning my cat” for more advice.) In the beginning, stools may be softer than normal. If diarrhea becomes a problem, though, see the vet. When stools are firm, and you feel your kitty is ready, try moving to our regular Raw Cat recipes, which have small amounts of vegetables—the same thing he or she would get in the wild from eating the stomach contents of its prey.