Q: My kitten eats alot, is that ok?
I only give him alittle at a time but he seems to play, then he eats, runs and then eats again. Is this nomal
Sep 06, 2008
Kittens need to eat at least 4 times a day. Choose high quality can food(enova evo,merrick, wellness.....)and let her eat all that she can eat in 30 - 45 min. PLEASE PLEASE don't feed dry food the whole teeth cleaning with dry is NOT true. If you look inside a cats mouth its teeth are designed to eat flesh and not for grinding dry food. If you feed dry food ( which is loaded with carbs and fillers)it might cause your cat to develop heath problems like diabetes, UTI,IBS, and so on. Another thing dont let her free feed as this causes UTI in cats. If you have any more questions about cat diet please read more info. on www.catnutrition.org or you can email me.
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Sep 06, 2008
I don't think it is a problem. Kittens are usually very active, therefore needing more calories. Just be sure you are giving your kitten a HIGH QUALITY food, which has more nutrients and less fillers. If your kitten is over five months, you can switch from kitten to catfood.
The other thing is that when you feed your kitten a little at a time, it may not be enough. Are you giving it dry or canned? If you give it canned, you may continue a little at a time. However, it is okay to keep a bowl of dry out so your kitten can graze as needed between. Cats and Kittens, unlike dogs, usually stop eating when they have had enough ( they seem to know ) It is rare, but not unheard-of that a cat wolfs down his food and demands more.
I personally would suggest canned food as a treat, more than a main meal. Giving a cat (or dog) strictly canned food can be bad for the gums in the long run. They need their crunchies to help maintain good teeth and gum health.
My two cats only eat dry, and they have it available all day. Both maintain a normal weight for their build, and are extremely healthy.
I know this is long, but one more thing you can try if your kitten is a wolfer, is to mix marbles in with it's food. Then he/she will have to work at getting each bite, which will slow down the eating (also better for them...less tendancy to throw it all back up)
Okay, I'll stop now. I hope I have been at least a little helpful!!!
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