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Q: How many times a day do you feed a kitten?

October 31, 2009 | By JJulz | 3 answers | Expired: 1621 days ago

Tags: small kitten

JJulz

Then when the kitten grows does the schedual stay the same for feeding?

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Norrie
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Oct 31, 2009

I adopted 2 kittens in late June,they don't like wet kitten food so I feed them Iams dry kitten food. I try to keep some food in the bowl at all times but not full. I split a 1/4 cup of food between them several times a day. If Gracie goes w/o food over night then she eats too much too fast and tosses it up so that's why I don't give them too much, that and the freshness factor. We keep their dry food in an air tight container. They're still growing but seem to be eating less often. I was told to keep them on the kitten food until they're 1 yr then slowly ween them off that and onto an adult high quality food.
When I had adult cats, I gave each 1/3 cup of dry 2 times a day and they always have access to water

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Jillian
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Nov 02, 2009

1-2 weeks: every other hour
3-4 weeks: every 2-3 hours
5-7 weeks: every 4 hours
8-12 weeks: every 4-5 hours
13-19 weeks: every 6 hours
20 weeks to 7 or 8 months, feed them 3 times a day and after 8 months they can eat 2 or 3 times depending on how much they eat per sitting.

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Kelly
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Oct 31, 2009

A lot depends on the age of your kitten & what type of food you're feeding. There really are no hard & fast rules.

Start with the amount you see recommended on the food package or with an amount recommended by your vet. Package recommendations are only starting points though...individual cats may need much more or less than labeled amount. Kittens between 6 weeks & 6 months old have a high caloric demand & high energy output. They don't have any risk of obesity so most experts recommend that they be free fed as much kitten chow as they want & supplement with wet food 2-3 times a day or feed them 4 meals spaced out throughout the day. After 6 months of age, you can cut back to 2 meals a day.

Even now that all my cats are adults, I free feed them dry food & feed them small amounts of canned food twice a day. None of them overeat & their vet is very happy with their weight, condition, & overall health.

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