Q. What is the recommended feeding schedule for kittens?

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A. It depends on their age. Up to 4 weeks they should be on their mothers milk (or a suitable cat milk substitute if you are hand rearing, Royal Canin do a very good one).

Then from 4-6 weeks they should start to be weaned onto kitten food (again I like Royal Canin kitten food) the biscuits may need to be watered down a little to start with. By 8 weeks they should be totally off mothers milk & onto kitten food. Depending on their age the amounts and frequency they should be eating are on the packets of the milk and food.

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