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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello from Henry and Sherman

@@ Hello. I'm new to the forum and cat ownership. I have two kittens, Henry who is 7 months, part siamese. And Sherman, 5 months, just a regular black and white kitty. Henry is a farm cat that followed his mommy to the house but decided to crawl under the car and under the hood. We heard a meow and looked under the hood to see this beautiful 7 week old kitten sitting on the battery. No question, he was coming home with us. A few months later while visiting the vet, I was introduced to little Sherman who had been hit by a car and brought in by a police officer. Henry loves his new little brother and both are doing well, except for the stinky poop problem!!!

I've read a few posts on this issue and have taken notes. I've learned a lot just in one visit. Going to switch to a different brand tomorrow. Question though, regarding kitten food. How long should a kitten stay on their diet before switching to adult? I've asked the vet and was told one year. There seems to be limited brands of kitten formula. That's why I ask. Also, does anyone feed canned food. I always thought that was the major cause of stinky poop, etc.

Sorry for such a long post and any questions that may have been asked and answered already.

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Hi and welcome! I'm new here too.
About how long to feed kitten food...I was told one year also but I asked a friend of mine who knows a lot about cats and she told me it was okay to switch after 6 or 7 months if you need to. In my case, my roommate's cat (a senior citizen kitty) was eating my cat's kitten food, which was really not good for her. I couldn't keep her out of it so I switched my cat to adult food a bit early.

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welcome to the forums.... i also welcome the rest of your large family


i kept my cats on kitten food for about a year... i feed them the Royal Canin kitten formula.

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Hi and welcome! Aren't you glad you discovered how great kittens are? We also had a black kitten rescued from a car engine. My son heard it meowing (some Siamese in the bloodines=loud voice) just before my neighbor turned the key. Close call!

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Welcome to CatForum!

And I agree, 1 year to switch a kitten to cat food.. But 2 years (i think it is) to switch a puppy to adult.. Or so I've heard??
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Thanks for your warm welcomes. I hope to post pictures but my scanner isn't working right now.

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Welcome to the Cat Forum. Can't wait to see some pictures!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-18-2003, 09:11 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I switched my 2 cats around 8-9 months even though it said one year. I feed them a canned food every morning and I heard the thing about stinky poop but I dont think its that b/c Twinkie has non stinky poop and Sugar's is definitely stinky! They both eat the same foods too. Glad to hear your 2 cats get along great, I dont know what I would do if Twinkie and Sugar didnt get along
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