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
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.
Don’t forget to
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.
Don’t forget to:
Talk to your vet about micro-chipping your kitten.
6-9 months: growing up fast
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?
Don’t forget to:
Develop good grooming habits with your kitten.