The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends that kittens should be fed 3 to 4 times daily, and until the kitten is 12 weeks old. Kittens eat like little rodents – they can go back to their mother’s milk for a day or two if necessary. If you feed them too often, however, your cat may become overweight which will lead to an increased risk of diabetes and other health problems.
How do I get my kitten used to eating dry food?
If your kitten refuses dry food at first, place small amounts in different locations around the house so he gets used to seeing it there without actually ingesting any. Try putting it on the floor where he sleeps rather than on his blanket as this will make him curious enough to investigate what looks unusual there! When feeding time rolls around again try placing some of the meal in with his regular dinnertime meal instead of giving him whole pieces by themselves during playtime later in the day. Remember not all cats are ‘gourmet’ chefs! Allow him free choice over what you give him but encouragingly guide him towards foods that are better for his long term health – i f you don’t help your cat learn how good these foods taste then he’ll turn up his nose when he sees people offering quality pet food at Christmas time!!
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