LiLNudists Cattery has spent an immense amount of time, consideration and research to construct our feeding protocol and food recommendations. The driving factor for all of this time and research was to do the very best we could for the health and wellness of our kittens to ensure them long healthy lives. In our LiLNudists Kitten Food List, you will learn what we feed our cats and kittens in our cattery.
Although we feel very strongly that our feeding protocol and foods selected are among the best quality and health of your kitten, we do recommend everyone to also consult with your personal veterinarian about your kitten’s diet. If either you or your veterinarian decides to change your kitten’s diet, we do advise for you continue with your kitten’s current diet for at least three weeks once in their new home before making the transition to help prevent illness. Also, be sure any transition to a new food is done very slowly. It should take 2-3 weeks to slowly make a diet change to help reduce risk of diet-related illness.
Please review this video on how to properly switch your kitten’s diet. lilnudists.com/how-to-properly-switch-your-pets-food/
Food selected to our list had to pass our strict criteria as follows;
- AAFCO approved complete and balanced for all life stages, and/or specific for maintenance and growth of kittens.
- Very low incidence or no incidence of food recalls.
- Made by companies with good reputation & long-standing on the market to gain brand trust.
- Suitable, healthy nutritional profiles with sourcing from trusted countries with strict food regulations.
- Contain correct percentage and rations of critical species-appropriate nutrients.
- Widely available to purchase.
- Affordably priced.
To ensure the best transition into your new home surrounding your new kitten’s diet, be sure to follow these instructions:
- Purchase each of the foods on the list so you have a variety to offer your new kitten once home. This way they will be on the same feeding routine they were on while with their breeder which is critical to their healthy adjustment to your new home.
- Before feeding the RAW food however, be sure to speak directly to your kittens breeder for further instructions, as not every cattery location will be feeding the raw food diet and additional feeding instruction’s must be given.
- You are free to purchase a variety of different proteins (flavors) of the foods on the list. However, chicken, turkey, duck, rabbit, and lamb are typically fed here the most often, and are most liked by kittens.
- Be sure to be careful when you are purchasing the foods that you are selecting the same formulations as we have pictured on the list, because each company produces many different formulas of their product and if you feed a different formula which your kitten has never eaten before it can cause GI upset like diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, gas, or constipation.
- Feed your new kitten 2-3 meals per day, and rotate the brands and types. For example, feed a meal of Natures Variety Instinct Canned Kitten in the morning, and a small snack of the RedBarn canned in the afternoon, and a dinner of the Primal Raw Frozen Raw in the evening.
- Once your kitten is 6 months of age, you should reduce daily meals to just 2X per day. A small treat in the afternoon of a high protein dehydrated or freeze dried meats/seafood snack.
Why we Trust Feeding Raw Food to our Kittens:
Watch World Renowned Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker discuss why a raw, species-appropriate diet is best for the health of your cat!
WATCH FOR MORE INFO: youtube.com
Raw Foods we recommend:
- A BALANCED home-made raw diet, you must consult with a professional feline nutritionist to be sure you are properly making your cats raw food however to avoid serious, life-threatening nutrition deficiencies. If you wish to feed a home-made raw food diet, which allows you to ensure you know EXACTLY what you are putting into your cats diet, as well as save money over commercially prepared diets, you can reach out to LILNudists’ own, feline nutritionist April Arguin for a consultation @ facebook.com/cathealthcoachapril
- Primal Frozen Raw Cat Food
- Stella & Chewy Frozen Raw Cat Food
- Small Batch Frozen Raw Cat Food
Canned Foods we recommend:
- Natures Variety Instinct – the kitten OR any other instinct formulas of instinct only can be fed.
- Merrick – all can be fed, however their limited ingredient recipes are best.
- RedBarn – feed all varieties, but do not feed fish proteins (flavors) more than 2 days per week.
Treats we recommend:
- Freeze Dried Raw Meals – we also recommend feeidng any of the actual freeze dried raw meals as cats love them, we recommend from the companies; Natures Variety, Stella & Chewy’s, or Primal Raw – these meals can also just be given as treats and/or toppers on your cats food to make their meals a bit more interesting and exciting.
- These foods can be found at most chain pet food stores.
- Also can be found at your local holistic, specialty pet food store.
- The frozen raw food will be found in the freezer section.
- Also can be purchased online (often best prices).
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND ANY DRY FOOD FEEDING:
Here at LiLNudists Cattery we have experienced 1st hand the superior benefits to our cats of never feeding a dry food diet,, as well as researched that the top experts in the veterinary field are no longer supporting feeding any dry foods/kibble to our pets. Therefore, we do not recommend any feeding of dry food to our cats.
To learn more please watch Renowned Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker explain why dry cat food/kibble is so unhealthy for our cats: