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Some advice with our new kitten- feeding

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mollyblack Thu 01-Mar-18 08:54:10

We got our 5 month old kitten last week and I'm a bit confused about feeding him. The shelter said to give him jelly food for now as that was what he was used to. Initially we were giving him half a pouch two or three times a day but it was clear that was not enough. So we ramped it up a bit and now he is eating three or four pouches a day and some dry in between. He gets pretty wild and bitey when he is hungry and eats all his food straight away. I know this is the amount advised on the packaging but have also read here that the packaging info is too much. He is very energetic and active (all night grin ). What do you think? is this too much or should we play it by ear?

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dementedpixie Thu 01-Mar-18 09:24:04

At that age we just left dry out all the time and then wet food several times a day. Mine are now 1 and still have dry out all the time with wet food twice a day. Wet food is mainly moisture so not that many calories. Are you giving food with a high meat content to keep them feeling fuller for longer?

mollyblack Thu 01-Mar-18 10:12:12

No he is still on sheba which I don't think is great but we didn't want to change too much. I have some better food for him to go on to once the sheba is done which is much meatier and will hopefully help.

Thanks for the advice, it's a relief to hear you don't think it's too much, and perhaps not enough.

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dementedpixie Thu 01-Mar-18 11:00:16

mix the new stuff with the old gradually rather than changing straight over. Makes it less likely to get an upset tummy.

dementedpixie Thu 01-Mar-18 11:01:00

What dry food are they having? Try to find one without grain and also high meat

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