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Can 5 Week Old Kittens Eat Dry Food?

Yes, 5-week-old kittens can begin eating small amounts of dry food as part of the weaning process. At this age, they are still dependent on their mother’s milk or milk replacement formula for most of their nutritional needs.

However, introducing dry food allows them to explore different textures and start transitioning to solid food. Begin by moistening the dry food with water or kitten formula to make it easier for them to chew and swallow.

Offer small portions of moistened dry food a few times a day alongside their usual milk source. As they become more comfortable with the dry food, you can gradually increase the amount and decrease the liquid added.