Food for the Kittens

How long does it take for a kitten to mature? How long should he or she remain on mother’s milk and when should they be weaned? How do you wean them? If you are concerned about how to properly care for your kittens, check with your Aurora vet.


Different things happen at different stages. It’s important to remember that kittens will naturally shift to solid food naturally as they would in nature. This usually lasts about six to eight weeks. In that time, transition to a properly formulated kitten food. Ask your Aurora vet for specifics for your cat.


If you are charged with taking care of an orphaned kitten not yet ready for weaning, start with kitten food that is heavily diluted with commercial milk. Slowly change the ratio of milk to solid food until weaned. For more information, ask your Aurora vet.

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