|Purred: Thu May 30, '13 4:26am PST |
|Overall raw fed cats probably eat less than cats fed a lesser quality food (kibble, grain-y canned) because they are able to utilize close to 100% of what they ingest. Cats fed food with fillers like grains and veggies can't use a greater percentage of what they eat, so they have to eat more to get the same nutrition.
Kittens, especially small ones like yours, cannot eat too much at once, think how tiny his belly is (must be so cute!)! Instead you have to try and feed him more meals. I know people who just fed their kittens their raw whenever the kitten asked to be fed; I kind of did that with the boys too. You don't have to worry about a kitten than age getting overweight either. Even once they get older, like 6 - 7 months, they'll kind of round out, have a growth spurt, then they are skinny again.
Don't try to feed him frozen food, yak! What I do is thaw the meat in the fridge (when I remember!), then put the baggie in a bowl of warm water and wait until it feels warm, but not hot. People say "mouse body temperature". Then I put it in bowls. If the raw I feed doesn't get eaten immediately, I usually just leave it down for hours. No one's gotten sick yet. But, please serve it at least room temp and cold meat probably isn't very tempting!
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