Mocha Latte

How much should a 5 month old kitten be allowed to eat?


Asked by Mocha Latte on Feb 1st 2008 in Other Food & Nutrition
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Lenny

It will usually say on the food you buy, for example whiskers kitten pouches say on the box. When mine were that age, i gave them half a pouch each twice a day and left a bowl of dry food, but watch you don't feed too much. If your still unsure i also checked whiskers website as this explained feeding kittens. Many meows, Leo, Lenny and Stace x


Lenny answered on Feb 2nd.

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Scooter Ford

Depends one if you mean wet or dry.
Wet it should tell you one the can or pouch how much.
Dry, I have always left dry out all the time and my cats eat what they want when they want. I have never had an over weight cat by doing this.


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milo

milo always has fresh water and dry kibble and when he was that age i gave him small amounts of canned food a couple times a day about a 1/4 of a large can that and kitty smacks(treats) and he turned out pretty healthy


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Boris

It depends on how much s/he weighs. If you're not sure, you can either have your vet weigh her/him, or you can approximate it yourself by holding her in your arms, weighing yourself like that, and then weighing yourself sans cat and subtracting the second weight from the first.

Most kitten food will have guidelines based on weight. Generally, with kittens under six months, small and frequent meals are the way to go, so once you figure out the total amount of kibble, just do 1/3 of it per feeding to begin with. Some kittens will ask for more kibble, and by all means, it's not too bad to feed slightly more if your kitten seems to be starving, but make sure not to overfeed, and be on the lookout for worms (they would make a kitten ravenous).

After s/he hits six months or so, you can transition her/him to two feedings a day, and again, figure out her/his weight and feed based on those guidelines.


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†Cassie in loving memor

Twice a day.


†Cassie in loving memor answered on 2/5/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer