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Old 09-22-2013, 05:29 PM
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Are you weighing them? Are they pooping okay? It depends on what kind of food and how many kcals in each. Their tummies will definitely stick out after but shouldn't be rock hard.

You can mix extra water with the canned food to make sure they're staying hydrated.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:08 PM
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Have they been dewormed? At their age, that is definitely something I'd be doing if it hasn't been done already.

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Are you weighing them? Are they pooping okay? It depends on what kind of food and how many kcals in each. Their tummies will definitely stick out after but shouldn't be rock hard.
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You can mix extra water with the canned food to make sure they're staying hydrated.
My boys still get water mixed in their wet food and their 4-5 mos, because from everything I've read cats just aren't the best at keeping themselves hydrated. Just something to consider.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:14 PM
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Thanks ya'll. I don't have a scale to weigh them. I could look in and see who was pooping when they were in the laundry room. But we had to move them to my bathroom since Penny learned to jump over the babygate. There is always lots of poop in their box but I haven't witnessed any from Resa, the one with the bigger belly. Tonight I put some kibble in a saucer of water and they drank it, I guess because it smelled/tasted like meat.
When they start eating kibble, do I stop the milk replacer and wet food?
The rescue's vet won't worm them until they're 6 weeks old.
Their wet food is 9 lives, all different flavors and their milk replacer is Hartz.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:17 PM
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I prefer wet food for cats in general and especially kittens. I have one cat who prefers kibble and one who prefers wet food. As it is I only give them kibble now because they are growing babies and I like letting them have free access to it, when they are done growing I plan on weaning them to solely wet food.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:24 PM
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I'd love give them free access but they gobble everything up, I'm terrified they'll eat until they hurt themselves!
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:28 PM
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Oh I didn't mean it as a free access thing, but you had asked about cutting out wet food. I wouldn't personally. Many cats will not drink enough water on their own, and feeding wet food is a great way to make sure they are getting enough in.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:36 PM
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Is a 5.5 ounce can per day between them enough (plus milk 4 x a day). On another forum someone said split a can between them 3 x a day, but that seems like a lot. When do I stop the milk?
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:39 PM
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How old are they now? My boys get split a 13.5 oz can a day between them, but they are also older and considerably bigger. They eat wet food twice a day and did get three times a day when they were younger.
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They are 4 and 5 weeks old. I split their can up into 4 or 5 small meals with milk in between times.
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