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Diet essentials for your kitten

Just like their big cat cousins, kittens are true carnivores. Their teeth, tongue and digestive systems are specially designed for eating meat.  As carnivores, kittens need lots of protein and a complex balance of nutrients. Also, because they grow so fast, kittens need different levels of certain nutrients compared to adult cats, including the right ratio of calcium to phosphorus.

To give your newest addition to the family a balanced and nutritional diet, Whiskas helps you understand the essentials needed for your kitten’s diet.

Protein
Protein is essential for your kitten’s healthy growth, muscle tone, fur, skin and claws. Proteins are built from smaller units called amino acids. Some of these – such as taurine and arginine – are essential amino acids, which your kitten can’t produce by themselves. This means it’s important to provide them with protein in their diet.

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Essential fatty acids
Kittens need essential fatty acids to help keep their skin, coat, reproductive system and metabolism healthy. They’re an important source of energy – and they also make meals taste great!

Vitamins
Vitamins are essential for kittens’ vision, bone growth and metabolism. There are a lot of different vitamins, with each one fulfilling a specific role. So, if your kitten cuts her paw, one vitamin will help stop the bleeding, while another will help repair the skin.

Minerals
Minerals give kittens strong teeth and bones. The major minerals they need are calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride and magnesium. These can be found, in exactly the right amounts, in a complete kitten food.

Carbohydrates and fibre
Kittens need carbohydrates as an energy source. In addition, dietary fibre in carbohydrates will help their digestive systems.

Whiskas understands that these little bundles of fur share the same natural instincts as big cats. That’s why for over 50 years, Whiskas has carefully prepared the meals with delicious high-quality ingredients, containing all the essential nutrients your cat naturally needs for a 100% complete and balanced diet. Nurture the big cat inside your little cat, by purchasing Whiskas Milky Plus Nuggets and Kitten Meaty Pouches available from all major retailers nationwide.

To find out more about Whiskas product availability that is best for the newest edition to your family, visit us on the Whiskas Website or Facebook page.

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