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9 And 7 Month Old Kittens.

Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by Rhall, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Rhall

    Rhall Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

    Nov 4, 2018
    I normally feed my kittens a 3 oz can of canned meat in the morning with 1/2 cup dry and the same in the evening (they share that amount). It appears they may be gaining a bit too much weight, so my question is - would you give the same amount of meat and cut back on the dry? Or vice versa. I think it might be better to keep the wet and cut back a bit on dry. They do get a few kitty treats a few times per week.

  2. Liapluridon

    Liapluridon TCS Member Kitten

    May 17, 2019
    When our kitties needed to lose some weight, what helped us was cutting out all dry food and going wet food only. If they're kittens though, I wouldn't worry about weight gain at this point. They need it. Our girls were older.

  3. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

    Aug 29, 2014
    7 and 9 month old kittens are still growing and can still pack on weight. I wouldn't worry about their weights. Increasing the canned cat food and giving less dry is good for any cat :agree: Canned cat foods are less calorie dense than dry food so you may need to feed a few more cans to make up for less dry food.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019

  4. cheesycats

    cheesycats TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Jan 29, 2017
    Make sure it’s canned cat food. Not just meat. An unbalanced canned meat should only be <15% of the diet. Canned food is great for loosing weight but your babies should have unlimited access to food til about a year

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