Our cat Leo has been with us for about a week and a half, and the last few days, she has been steadily escalating her requests to be fed. She will follow you around, meowing, and if you show interest in her, she will lead you to her food bowl and meow more and more loudly. She's been waking us up at night crying, but we've been ignoring her so as not to reinforce a begging behavior. The first few days, she showed zero interest in us cooking and eating our people food, but now even that seems compelling to her. She weighs just under 8 lbs, and the vet says she's a good weight just as she is. She's a small cat in terms of her frame. We have been feeding her 1/4 cup dry in the AM and an evening meal consisting of about 1/8 cup dry food and a bit later, 2 tsp of wet food mixed with water. She gets her 2nd meal very late in the evening, hoping she will stay full through the night. We're feeding her Science Diet dry food, which I know is not great, but we got two free bags of it (from the shelter and the vet) and budget-wise we need to use it up if at all possible. Are we just not feeding her enough, or is she burning through those empty carb calories so fast that she gets hungrier more quickly than she should? I had her at the vet last Friday (about the time this started) and she got a thorough checkup and a 100% clean bill of health. No signs of fever or other behavioral changes. Any thoughts? She acts like she's starving to death, poor thing!