Purina Pro Plan Opti Start Original Kitten/Junior 1-12 Dry Cat Food - Chicken
PURINA PRO PLAN Kitten (previosuly 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 (14%), dehydrated pork protein, maize gluten meal, dehydrated poultry protein, maize, animal fat (protected by mixed tocopherols), digest, maize starch, wheat gluten meal, dried whole egg, fish oil, yeast, potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, minerals, choline chloride, sodium chloride, colostrum.
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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Recommend it!I would definitely recommend the original kitten food! The little ones are nearly 3 months old by now and they love it! They ate it straight away and there wasn’t any problems with the food. Would definitely buy it and I’m sure we will try the other Purina ones once they are a bit older! Absolutely happy with this brand and can’t find any faults.
Great kitten foodMy kitten couldn't wait to try this, as soon as the bag was on the floor he was trying to get into it. The food is a lot smaller in size than his previous food and I worried he would notice it was different and wouldn't eat it but he couldn't get enough of it. It's great to know that he has a more nutritional food that he loves to eat. The bag itself is a great design, only a small opening so it's easier to pour and it seals really well to keep fresh which is important with a large bag. Overall I am impressed and will keep buying.
Absolutely IncredibleTo be honest, I was skeptical that my kitten (Tigga) wouldn't havs taken a liking to the Purina ProPlan dry food, as in the past he has shunned dry food and only prefers Felix Kitten wet food- he is very peculiar in what he consumes! However, I was proven quite wrong! After filling his bowl, he instantly took a strong liking to the Purina ProPlan dry food. As a pet owner, I truly want the best product for my kitten, in respect to taste and nutrition to help support my kittens wellbeing. With the Purina ProPlan Optistart, I feel that I am doing just that! Tigga clearly loves the chicken dry food and I know it is developed from high-quality ingredients to give my kitten the best nutritional start in life. The product contains vitamin C & D, DHA and colostrum to help support your kittens natural defences. The DHA is derived from fish oil for healthy brain and eye development and balanced minerals for strong bones and teeth.
Lovely productBoth my cats Bovril and Basil loved this product. They enjoy dry food alongside wet food and were so excited when I opened the bag (as you can see from the photos). Basil and Bovril empty there biscuit bowl which im super happy about as I know the importance of eating both wet and dry food. My cats really enjoys purina products and I feel like they are such a trustworthy brand and one that I will continue to buy. I will be recommending this product to my family and friends with cats. This bag is the perfect amount for 2 cats as there is a decent amount inside.
ExcellentJust ideal for your cat. Everything your cat needs for a healthy lifestyle. All nutrients needed