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Old 12-02-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Is it okay for a 5 month old kitten to eat prescription wd for weight control? My Scarlett loves Jake's wd even though she has Science Diet Kitten available.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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I don't know much about it, but I do know that the kitten recommended serving size is usually bigger than for cats, so I would be careful he is getting enough to grow and be healthy.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I would also be concerned about the nutrition value. Kittens need most nutrients than an adult cat (at least I would think so), so check with you vet. Probably as long as Scarlett eats her food also, everything should be okay.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: California
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I've had the same problem in the past. In checking with my vet, he suggested having them all on the kitten food until the kitten reaches 1 yr. The kitten needs the nutritional value during it's growing stage. Jake may gain some weight...as kitten food in high in calories...but you've got to choose your battles!
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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Well, I have had the same problems...my kittens have always preferred the adults' food. T obe honest I let them eat the food they preferred...and my cats don't seem to have any ill effects from it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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My problem is that Jake is on weight control because he is a little robust. Scarlett's food is upstairs and Jake's is downstairs but she still prefers his to hers, and I try to keep Jake out of hers.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Weight control food has too many carbs in it for a kitten. Little Scarlett needs her protein!
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: California
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Weight control food has too many carbs in it for a kitten. Little Scarlett needs her protein!
Totally agree! I'm afraid you can't have it both ways...but it is more important for Scarlett than it is for Jake!
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Thanks everyone. She is a growing girl.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Coffee Bean
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Is it okay for a 5 month old kitten to eat prescription wd for weight control? My Scarlett loves Jake's wd even though she has Science Diet Kitten available.
No, no, no!!! Kittens need kitten food! And WD is not just a diet food - it's a PRESCRIPTION diet food and should only be consumed by the cat it's prescribed for.

I have 4 cats - they all have to eat the same thing, so your other kitty will just have to go on the kitten food diet for another few months.
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