Health is Fragile
Kittenhood - An amazing transformation
1. A sense of sight
It takes up to four weeks for a kitten’s sight and connected behaviour (spatial perception) to be fully developed.
2. Immunity and defence
In their first six months your kitten's immature immune system must help protect them from millions of germs.
3. Tripling their weight
At birth most kittens weigh around 100 grammes. Within a week they will double that weight, and triple it within 21 days.
4. Healthy bones
In the first year of life your kitten's bones must grow to become four times stronger than concrete.
5. Extraordinary growth
In the first six months of life a kitten will grow as much as a 10 year old adult child.
A guide to kittenhood
Kittenhood is a hugely rewarding time for pet owners, but it's also a time of huge challenges and steep learning curves, for you and your pet. The information and advice in the following pages has been collected from Royal Canin vets, nutritionists and partners worldwide, and should help you and your kitten have a healthy start in life together.
Kitten growth stages
Understanding the growth stages your kitten goes through will help you recognise the challenges they face, and how to take care of them. Ensuring they get the right balance of nutrients in their food is key for healthy development into adult life.