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How to Make Kitten Eat Dry Food?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 10, 2022

Kittens may need a little persuasion before switching to dry food. You can encourage your kitten to eat dry food by mixing it with wet food, adding some unsalted broth, or feeding the old and new food side by side.

How do I convince my kitten to eat dry food?

How do I get my cat to eat dry food?

Put dry food next to her wet food, soon she will be curious enough to try it. (2) Try to put the new kibble next to your cat’s usual wet food, as she will eventually become curious enough to try the kibble. (3) If the cat still refuses the dry food, then try hard love!

Can kittens start eating dry food?

Kittens 5 to 6 weeks of age should be fed kibble and the kibble should be mixed into the wet food. Kittens from 7 weeks of age should mainly eat dry food.

How do I switch my kitten from wet to dry food?

Slowly change the percentage of old/new food until you are completely off wet food. Do this over a 7-10 day period. Start with no more than 25% new food and slowly increase by 10% each day while reducing the old food. Sprinkle water on the kibble to soften the hard kibble.

Why is my cat not eating his dry food?

It turns out that the most common reason your cat stops eating kibble is changes in their environment and routine that keep them away from their food. However, it could also be that you are feeding your cat too many treats, your kibble is stale, or there are potential health issues that need to be ruled out.

Is it OK to moisten dry cat food?

Simply take about ¼ cup of filtered water and add it to the top of the bowl of kibbles to wet the pet food and enhance the flavor. Cats often benefit the most as they often have problems with dehydration.

Can I soak dry cat food in water?

To soften kitten food, start with the right amount of kibble in a bowl. Add enough water to fill 1/4 of the bowl, but make sure to wet all of the lining. Let sit for a few minutes to allow it to soak.

Can you soften dry cat food?

Add water. One of the easiest ways to soften dry cat food is to simply add water. The dry food should absorb the water quickly and become softer as a result. You can easily pop it in the microwave to speed up this process and make it slushier if needed.

Can 8 week old kitten eat dry food?

Kitten Feeding

Your kitten is likely to have weaned from its mother’s milk and started eating solid food by around 8 weeks of age. When you bring her home, she should be eating solid canned or dry food – about four times a day.

Can 2 month old kittens eat dry food?

2 months is perfectly fine to feed them dry food. Make sure the food you give is labeled for kittens as they require a greater amount of vitamin/min/fat/protein than they would as an adult or senior.

Should you give kittens water?

Your kitty is no different, but she still needs to drink lots of water! Kittens may get the water they need from wet food like Whiskas® wet bags, but they still need fresh drinking water. Water supports your body processes and helps you avoid possible problems with your kidneys.

References:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmOr-4-elqs
  2. https://miaustore.com/uk/my-cat-refuses-to-eat-dry-food/
  3. https://bestfriends.org/stories/features/how-care-orphaned-kittens-feeding-and-weaning-motherless-kittens
  4. https://www.wellnesspetfood.com/blog/changing-our-cats-food-guide-transitioning-between-dry-and-wet-foods
  5. https://mrbosscat.com/cat-stopped-eating-dry-food-but-eats-treats/
  6. https://www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/agallagher/2014/october/5-dos-and-donts-mixing-your-pets-food-32070
  7. https://iandloveandyou.com/blogs/pet-blog/how-to-make-dry-cat-food-into-wet-cat-food
  8. https://www.hepper.com/how-to-soften-a-dry-cat-food/
  9. https://bluebuffalo.com/articles/cat/taking-care-of-a-kitten-8-to-12-weeks/
  10. https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/15196/do-2-month-old-kittens-need-freshly-softened-food
  11. https://www.whiskas.in/article-detail/how-much-water-does-a-kitten-need

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