How many times a day to feed a kitten?
Growth rate for kittens – an increase in weight of 100 g per week. However, pets do not know the sense of proportion and are able to eat much more feed than they need. Therefore, a caring owner should be on balance and give the pet so much food that he does not feel hungry, but he also does not overeat. To achieve such a balance is quite simple.
Compliance with the schedule
At the age of 2-3 months, the kitten, as a rule, already passes from mother’s milk to ready rations. At this time, the animal requires a rich and regular feeding. He should be given food in small portions 5 times a day.
It is important to remember that in the first three months of life the kitten finishes forming the digestive system, and the skeleton becomes stronger. To provide it with all nutrients in proper proportions, it is recommended to combine wet and dry rations. You should divide the bag of wet food into four portions that the kitten can eat during the day, and also leave 23–28 g of dry food for snacks.
After three months, the kitten is transferred to three meals a day. For breakfast, he should give a whole bag of wet food, for lunch and dinner – another half of the bag. It is also recommended to leave 33 g of dry food for daytime snacks.
In this mode, the kitten should be fed up to a year, increasing only the amount of dry food by 1 g per month.
If a kitten meows and looks plaintively at the owner, this does not mean at all that he is hungry. Perhaps the pet simply requires petting. You can not replace it with food!
It is important to track signs that the animal is fed:
rounded, but not too swollen belly;
However, the kitten may demonstrate that food is not enough for him. Then it is peculiar to:
attempts to grab the hosts by the hands;
biting or sucking fingers;
continuing squeals or meows.
You should not indulge a kitten and feed it. It is better to give him less food, so as not to cause problems with digestion.
With the right diet, the kitten will grow up healthy, beautiful and will not suffer from obesity and other diseases that can cause excessive feeding.
Talk about feeding your kitten with a qualified veterinarian online in the Petstory mobile application for only 99 rubles instead of 399 rubles (the action is valid only for the first consultation until 05/31/2019)! Download the app or read more.