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 Post subject: Feeding Bengal Kitty
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:24 am 
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Hello!
Yuki is 5 months old, she is on really good holistic wet food with no additives or by-products that is basically fit for human consumption. She was on a raw diet with the breeder but I haven't worked up the nerve to try that at home yet.

She gets a little dry kibble at noon and wet food twice a day mornin and night . I am feeding her 2 cans of wet and 1/2 cup dry but she wolfs it down like she hasn't eaten in days.

How do I know she is getting enough / not too much?
Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding Bengal Kitty
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:27 am 
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I should have posted in nutrition sorry!


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding Bengal Kitty
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:01 am 
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Yoshi&Yuki wrote:
How do I know she is getting enough / not too much?
Thanks!


Most of the time, the advise is to feed as much as your kitten will eat up until 1 year old. I think that is a bit simplistic though, because a 6-12 month old cat can definitely over-eat and be over-weight. But until 1 year old, definite err on the side of over-feeding as opposed to under-feeding.

Signs/Clues (for adult, or near-adult cats):

1. If your cat, at meal-time, immediately devours everything in her plate, she probably isn't getting enough
2. If your cat is leaving most of her food at meal-time, she may be over-fed (either because it was too much to be fed, or because she was already full going into the meal).
3. Body shape. That's the #1 way to tell how your cat is doing in terms of diet.

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 Post subject: Re: Feeding Bengal Kitty
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:25 pm 
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Thanks so much!


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 Post subject: Re: Feeding Bengal Kitty
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:11 pm 
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Your kitty should eat at least 6 times a day! Infant children have to eat every four hours -- it's the same with any baby. Don't worry about overfeeding your kitty! Yuki is growing. As long as she is keeping the food down, give her what she asks for. She has a small tummy that can't hold very much at the moment ... so it probably empties rather quickly. Do note that the chart Brian posted is for adult cats and not kittens.


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