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Feature April 2018 Issue

Nutrition for the First Year of Life

Some situations warrant a young kitten to be bottle fed. Be sure to get expert guidance in this important act of nurturing if you’re unsure how to proceed.

Nutrition for the First Year of Life

When kittens get proper nutrition from the start, it builds a strong foundation for a healthy adult cat. Here are the pitfalls to avoid and how to do things the right way.

Something didn’t seem right,” recalls Kim Feild of Montgomery, Texas. The kittens she and her children had brought home from an animal shelter were surprisingly small for their stated three months of age. And alarmingly, one of them had taken to sleeping in a quirky way, head thrown back, body straight up. Mrs. Feild’s husband, Marc, drove that kitten to the shelter to see a veterinarian, but it died en route. It was heartbreaking because her son, Cody, had picked out the cat and had already named it Cottonball.

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