I have been giving my cat (9 months old) Science Plan Kitten food until recently. I have been given some tins of Whiskers which I'd saved as emergency. How much of the tinned food should I be giving her? It's just until I get around to getting some more Science Plan as there's no where within walking distance that sells it.
I was giving her 75g per day (in the morning) which would last her all day and sometimes until the following morning. Now I give her almost half a tin of Whiskers (can't get any more in her bowl)and it's gone immediately
Also, is there a Kitten/cat food which is just as good as Science Plan? My local Sainsbury's sells the IAMS stuff and also their own brand. Is this just as good as Science Plan?
I just worry about how much to give her as she is very small for her age - I'm sure she will only eat as much as she needs. I've heard cats aren't greedy animals. My Mum raves about Science Plan which is why I gave it to her (the cat! ) but it's quite expensive and also I have to drive to our nearest Pets at Home shop to get it which is a bit of a pain just for cat food.
Tinned food has much lower nutrition and energy values so she will need quite a lot compared to the science plan - having said that you will need a lot more of some other dry foods as they are also lower nutritionally than something like science plan.
If you are changing to another food then do it gradually as it could upset her tummy, also, over time we have realised that our cat is allergic to many cat foods (many of them have milk in which he cannot tolerate at all, like many cats) it is worth watching for signs of alergic reatction (in cats this is often scratching more around the face, nack and ears. In bad cases leading to hair loss and scabbing)
AFAIK iams is made by Procter and Gamble and is pretty unethical but is a better quality food than Go-Cat or Whiskers dried foods.
Cats will over eat and they are greedy - some more than others and it usually sets in properly as they get a couple of years older, this is why the manufacturers give you recomended feed sizes.