I have two six-month-old kittens. I am worried I'm not giving them enough food. Advice?
I adopted both cats (litter mates) at eight weeks old. I am now feeding them each one 6-oz can of Natural Balance Ultra
canned cat food daily (divided into two feedings), and I leave out a bowl of dry food (brand changes depending on what's available at the local shops, but it's most often Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain
). They usually go through about a cup or two of dry food daily.
I also give them a "treat" of a three-ounce can of high-end cat food, usually Weruva or Tiki Cat or Fussie Cat or Avoderm, to split every evening.
When I put down any wet food, they devour it within five minutes, and they'll beg me every morning and evening for wet food. They usually leave kibble in their bowl, however. I'm currently working on the assumption that if they were actually underfed, they'd be eating more kibble.
I think they're guilting me into feeling that they're not getting enough wet food, and I'm unclear at this point whether that's just usual feline manipulation or an actual problem.
They're active, their coats are glossy, they're gaining weight pretty steadily. This is the first time I've been solely responsible for kittens, hence the doubt.
Should I be feeding the more?