Diet plays a continuous role in your cat’s health, but it’s never more important than during kittenhood.
While they may be tiny, kittens are more fuel-hungry than a pickup truck, converting energy into new cells and tissues at top speed.
This results in calorie and nutritional requirements that, relatively speaking, far exceed any other feline life stage. Most kittens will double their size within the first few weeks of life.
By the time they’re ready for weaning at around ten weeks, they’ll have grown from a few fluffy ounces to nearly two pounds—and they’ll continue to spend most of their energy forming a strong body until the age of one.