Give your new pet an amazing start in life


From the moment you welcome them into your home, the decisions you make as an owner will help shape the lifelong health and happiness of your pet. At PURINA® PRO PLAN® we’re here to support you every step of the way – with expert advice on all-round care, as well as diets scientifically tailored to your pet’s changing nutritional needs.

 

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0-3 months: time with mother

The very first months of life are among the most crucial for your kitten’s mental and emotional development. Vets recommend that kittens should spend at least the first eight weeks socialising with littermates and learning from their mother.

Your kitten’s unique nutritional needs

At every life stage, your cat’s nutritional requirements will change dramatically. PURINA® PRO PLAN® KITTEN contains carefully selected nutrients that support healthy growth and strong natural defences during kittenhood. The formula includes:
• High protein to support healthy growth
• Colostrum – mother’s first milk – which is rich in antibodies and supports a strong immune system
• The OPTISTART® nutrient blend, proven to reinforce kittens’ intestinal health and reduce stomach upsets

Will I need to house-train my kitten?

Unlike puppies, kittens don't usually need to be house-trained by owners. Kittens typically learn this from their mother at 3-4 weeks of age.

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Register with a local vet and discuss the vaccinations your kitten needs.

3-6 months: meeting the new family

Your kitten is now ready to join your family and get to know her new home. Before that happens though, make sure you kitten-proof your home. Kittens are full of curiosity and love to explore, so make sure the environment is free of anything hazardous.

Welcoming your new kitten

Getting used to everything in a new home can be an overwhelming experience for a young kitten. It’s a good idea to introduce kittens to their basket, toys, food, water and litter tray as soon as they arrive – and to give them plenty of time and space to become relaxed. 

Should I neuter my kitten?

Cats become sexually mature between 5-9 months of age. So before that, it’s important to discuss neutering (or sterilisation) with your vet. Neutering is a routine procedure that can be carried out in the vet practice. It prevents unwanted pregnancies as well as the behavioural changes associated with sexual maturity in cats (e.g. increased, aggression). Once your cat is Neutered, it's important to feed a food that is sentenced on PRO PLAN STERILISED RANGE.

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Talk to your vet about micro-chipping your kitten.

6-9 months: growing up fast

By now, your kitten will start reaching sexual maturity. Although kittens can look very much like adults at this stage, they still need a specially formulated kitten diet to support healthy development.

Boost your kitten’s health with probiotics

Just like humans, cats can benefit from probiotic supplements of live bacteria – such as PURINA® PRO PLAN® VETERINARY DIETS Feline FortiFlora®.

Sprinkled on your kitten’s normal food, FortiFlora® helps improve the microflora balance in the gut. This promotes intestinal health and good quality stools. It is also proven to strengthen the immune system.

How do I prevent fleas?

There are actually a number of different parasites that can be unpleasant for you and your kitten. Talk to your vet about some of the simple ways you can help protect against ticks, fleas and other pests.

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9-12 months: reaching adulthood

In the first 12 months of life, your kitten can grow to be 40 times larger than at birth. Now that the main growth period is coming to an end, it’s time to switch to a diet that is specifically formulated to meet the needs of adult cats.

Find the right diet for your cat’s adult years

Few things will have such a big impact on your cat’s long-term wellbeing as the nutrition you choose to provide. At PURINA® PRO PLAN®, our vets and scientists have developed a range of diets optimised for cats at different life stages and with a variety of lifestyle needs. Talk to your vet about the right diet for your cat – or explore our adult range here.