Kitten Feeding 101: Dr. RuthAnn Lobos Merrick PetCare


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Dr. RuthAnn Lobs

Lead Veterinarian at Merrick PetCare Dr. RuthAnn Lobos on what and how to feed kittens on Steve Dale’s PetWorld national radio show..

No surprise – begin with kitten food. Dr. Lobos offers a few tips on how to help you to choose. You do want to ensure DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) is in the food and she explains why. And probiotics in the food are a benefit, or Purina actually makes a feline probiotic called Flortiflora.

Also, she explains why offering both wet and dry foods and even mixing up textures by adding another trusted brand might be a good idea.

It’s important to feed small multiple meals if at all possible, and at least some of that food offered in puzzles and food dispensing toys to encourage kittens to “hunt” and to work for their food, if even indoors.