YAC(at)T how old before kittens become cats?

rudeguy

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its a serious question guys...I am trying to figure out if I have to keep buying the super expensive kitten food, or if I can switch to the moderately expensive regular food
 

Vic

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IMO, 7 months. That's about when they reach their full height but haven't yet filled out yet (that can be up to 2 years depending on breed).
 

rudeguy

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Originally posted by: Vic
IMO, 7 months. That's about when they reach their full height but haven't yet filled out yet (that can be up to 2 years depending on breed).
thanks....my 2 cats are starting to get pretty fat....I am thinking I need to change their diet
 

Zenmervolt

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The kitten food should tell you on the back of it...

Generally, it's up to one year old that it's considered a "kitten" but as long as the food as 30% protein it should be good for kittens. "Kitten" food typically is in smaller bites to make it easier for them to chew.

Purina's website has some good information: http://www.purina.com/cats/default.asp

ZV
 

Iron Woode

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Originally posted by: GoodDad
its a serious question guys...I am trying to figure out if I have to keep buying the super expensive kitten food, or if I can switch to the moderately expensive regular food
feed them mice. :p
 

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