Kitten feeding weaning is an essential process in a growing kitten’s life. It is the gradual transition from nursing on their mother’s milk to solid food. Weaning is a critical period for kittens as it helps them develop their digestive system and their taste for new foods.
The weaning process can begin when kittens are around four to six weeks old. The duration of weaning largely depends on how quickly they adapt to solid food. During this period, the kittens’ mother gradually reduces her nursing time while the kittens begin to explore their surroundings and learn to eat solid foods. Kittens that have been weaned should have a diet that is rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
When starting the weaning process, it’s important to introduce the kittens to a variety of nutritious, high-quality wet food. One can also give them dry food which is specially formulated for kittens. Gradually, one can start decreasing the amount of milk/formula in a kitten’s diet, and increase the amount of food