Cat Feeding Advice?
August 29, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
I have a few questions about feeding our four month old indoor cat, Captain Tightpants
, a grain free diet.
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Presently we're going with Wellness Core kitten food (is there a better brand around the same price point?). He doesn't seem totally jazzed about the kibble, but will eat it if it's mixed with the wet food (which he loves). He gets about 1.5 ounces of wet food (a 1/4 of a can) and 1/4 cup of kibble twice a day and then another 1/4 cup of dry kibble just left out for grazing (which he very rarely grazes on). Is this enough? Too much? Is it bad to mix the kibble and the wet food? Should I not leave food out for grazing? I'm wary of going to just wet food because he'll eat that until his belly swells and he gives himself the hiccups, but I'd listen to arguments in favor.
What about treats? I see that Wellness has some treats and so do comparable brands. I know treats can be good for training dogs, and I know cats like them, but should we instead just be sticking to his feeding schedule? What about the occasional bite of non-spiced meat or cheese?
Finally - do you have a fountain type water dish you recommend? He's a pretty big fan of fresh water and will drink puddles fresh out of the tap every time. He doesn't seem totally jazzed with his water refiller (sort of like this one
I've looked through the archives and read some of the previous questions, but they are either a few years old or dealing with old or overweight cats, or feeding multiple cats.