When is a good time to transition cats from kitten food to grown-up nourishment?
Cat food is specially formulated for cats to achieve proper
growth and development, and as such, is higher in calories than adult cat
foods. Little cats should be fed kitten foods until they reach about 85% of
their adult size, which typically occurs around 10-11 months of age. Any time a
diet change is made, it should be done so gradually to minimize the risk of
developing an upset stomach with vomiting and/or diarrhea. Transition the
kitten food and adult food by mixing the foods together over 5-6 days,
beginning with 70% old food and 30% new food for a day or two, then 50% old
food and 50% new food, and then 25% old food with 75% new food.