So kittens can eat raw food?
They sure can! Just like human babies, young animals need strong immune systems to grow healthy. They’re growing rapidly, weaning from mom, discovering new sights and sounds, receiving vaccinations, and experiencing the stress of moving to a new home. It’s a lot to experience right at the beginning of life and leaves their systems more vulnerable.
As creatures of habit, adolescence is a great opportunity to foster and nurture good eating habits, as cat food preferences are developed as a baby, and the same goes for cats in the wild. Mother felines like lions, tigers and bobcats transition their offspring from milk straight to meat. Many breeders tend to follow this same philosophy, transitioning their kittens right onto raw post-weaning. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they must consume a high-meat diet in order to survive. Feeding a raw diet rich in meat, bone, and organ provides kittens with an abundance of nutrients essential to proper brain and musculoskeletal development (proteins, fats like omega 3, and essential vitamins and minerals.
Our Bold by Nature raw cat food isn’t necessarily designed as raw kitten food, but it is easier for young cats to digest, as they mimic ancestral diets. These diets are kept straight and simple, with meat, bone, and organ blends that are rich in naturally occurring digestive enzymes and probiotics.
With that said, providing a variety of our raw diets as raw kitten food may be the natural support they need to grow healthy and strong. To ensure an optimal diet, we always recommend rotating your proteins and providing your kitten with as much variety as possible.