Take a look at these top tips to make feeding your new puppy or kitten easy and stress free.
To bring a new pet home is always an exciting occasion, but puppies and kittens are also a handful and it can be overwhelming to care for them at times.
These are our best care tips for puppies and kittens:
Top feeding tips for your puppy
Ensuring your puppy gets the best nutrition possible is the first step to keeping them healthy and happy.
How do I choose the right food for my puppy?
The food you choose for your puppy should be specially formulated for mini, medium or large breeds of dogs. This will ensure that the food provides adequate nutrition, including antioxidants (like vitamin C and E). These vitamins will help your puppy build a strong immune system.
Hill’s Science Plan Puppy contains these antioxidants as well as high levels of DHA – a fatty acid that supports a healthy brain and learning abilities. The ingredients are also easily digested, helping your puppy absorb more nutrients from the food.
How do I get my puppy to eat new food?
Putting your new puppy on a new food entirely may cause an upset tummy, so it’s important to mix their current food with the new food at first. Gradually increase the amount of new food and decrease the old food over a 7-day period. This will ensure that they gradually move from one food to the other until they are able to eat just the new food.
Do I need to get my puppy vaccinated if they eat healthy food?
Yes, you do need to get your puppy vaccinated in order to protect them against infectious and even deadly diseases like Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Rabies. This is also compulsory by law. Your vet will be able to put your puppy on a vaccination schedule.
Top feeding tips for your kitten
The food you feed your kitten will help them to grow up happy and healthy.
How do I choose the right food for my kitten?
Not all kitten food is created equally. Some have much better quality ingredients than others. This is why you may want to change your kitten’s food to one recommended by your vet.
It’s also important to feed your kitten food specifically made for kittens as this will ensure that the food has all the necessary nutrients to help them grow and keep their immune system healthy.
Hill’s Science Plan Kitten food is scientifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of your kitten until they can start eating adult food when they’re one year old.
How do I start my kitten on new food?
Don’t change your kitten’s food straight away from one brand to another or even from kitten to adult food. Rather mix the food over a five to seven day period, gradually increasing the new food while decreasing the old food. Your vet will be able to advise you on how much food you need to feed your kitten so as not to overfeed.
Do I need to get my kitten vaccinated?
Yes, you have to get your kitten vaccinated in order to protect them against infectious and deadly diseases. These diseases include vaccines against Hepatitis and Rabies, and it’s compulsory by law. Your vet will be able to put your kitten on a vaccination schedule.
Hill’s Science Plan kitten and puppy food contains the optimum nutrition for growing cats and dogs.