Purina Pro Plan Opti Start Original Kitten/Junior 1-12 Dry Cat Food - Chicken
PURINA PRO PLAN Kitten (previously junior) with OPTISTART is for the healthy development of kittens from 6 weeks to 1 year. Combines all essential nutrients – including vitamin C & D, DHA and colostrum – in a high protein diet for kittens.
- Proven to help support kittens’ intestinal health and help reduce risk of upsets due to extracts from milk which balance the intestinal flora and supports intestinal defenses.
- Helps support healthy vision and brain development with essential nutrients like DHA.
- Maximises the immune system due to colostrum, enabling a stronger, faster immune response.
- Supports healthy growth of bones and muscles with balanced minerals for bones and high protein levels for muscle development.
- Suitable for neutered kittens. Feeding quantities required for ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity, and environment.
Chicken (20%), rice, maize gluten meal, dehydrated pork protein, dehydrated poultry protein, maize, animal fat, maize starch, minerals, wheat gluten meal, dried egg, digest, fish oil, colostrum (0.1%).
Recommended daily amount (g/day):
Kitten Age (weeks) Quantity
6-12 20-80 g
12-26 50-100 g
26-52 100-50 g
PRO PLAN JUNIOR should be introduced at 3 to 4 weeks of age. Product should be mixed with water to make eating easier. Increase the quantity as the kitten starts to eat more and reduce the quantity of water added until the kitten is able to eat the food dry. Serve 2-3 daily meals or ad libitum.
For pregnancy feed a minimum of 90 g/day, for lactation feed a minimum of 180 g/day or ad libitum. Consult your veterinarian for more information.
Feeding quantities required to maintain ideal body condition will vary, depending on age, activity and environment. Watch your cat's weight and adjust food amounts accordingly.
Clean, fresh drinking water should always be available. For your cat’s health, consult your veterinarian regularly.
Mother's milk makes the ideal first food for every kitten and is naturally rich in everything they need, especially the building blocks for their own natural defences. Although they won't be ready for complete weaning until they are between six and eight weeks old, most kittens will start to nibble solid foods at three or four weeks. This is the best time to start offering a specially formulated kitten food - wet or dry. If you choose a dry food, it should be moistened and mashed and food should be offered in a shallow bowl.
Don't be tempted to wean too early. Switching to solid food too soon can be damaging for kittens’ immature digestive systems. The process is less stressful if you wean kittens onto the food their mother is eating while nursing. Start with about a tablespoonful five times a day, and adjust if they are leaving food in the bowl or are still hungry. Throughout the process they will continue to supplement their food with mother’s milk.
The key to successful weaning is time and patience. Your ambition should be to gradually remove the mother from her kittens around feeding time, in support of her natural instinct. This gradual weaning transition should see the mother reducing, then stopping, her milk production. By 10-12 weeks the transition to solid food should be complete. Throughout this period, monitor the kittens’ food intake and weight, and contact your vet if you have any concerns or the kittens fail to gain weight.
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Absolutely Brilliant!!!We have 2 kittens, 1 would eat anything the other is so fussy!!! But both ate this with no questions, the pieces are a lovely size and smelt lovely! The nutrients etc that is in it made me feel super happy giving it to them! We now use it all the time
Kitty approves!We were lucky enough to receive a packet of this dry cat food from Purina Pro Plan, and it really went down a treat with our kitty. She was previously reticent to eat dry food, but after a few exploratory bites, she definitely approved. We did notice that she drank more water when eating this, but that is a plus point for me.
Kittebs new favouriteI weaned my 6 month old kitten onto this over several meals as advised. I mixed it in with his regular wet pate styled foods. He seemed to like the smell straightaway and finished his bowl. As recommended I put down plenty of water and was slightly concerned at first as his bowl was emptied earlier throughout the day. Not sure if the product made him more thirsty or it just coincided with him being let into the garden and expelling more energy. As 8m out in the day a bit more, I tried just giving this on its own rather than having wet food attracting bugs and he even eats it by itself as he was rather picky on his previous dry food. I love the nutritional value and he's developed a lovely glossy coat. I always worry that some foods add lots of additives and bulking products but assured by this brand. I still ration the portions as he is a chubby Tom but he still needs filling up more. Will purchase more of this brand.
Nutritionally very good but kitten wouldn't eat itI am sure it is a very good, nutritious food and I have heard great things about it, however, my cat just wouldn't eat it. She is generally very fussy eater, so I can't say I wasn't expecting this outcome, if I am honest. The food, however, is nutritionally perfect for kittens to help their growth, following weaning, so would definitely recommend it to everyone to try.
Kitten loves thisKitten is happy to try and munch through the packaging to get to this if we leave it within reach . Lasts a long time too