for the love of cats
Because Milo is a growing boy and works off his food through vigorous play he is now at the point of having 3 pouches of wet food daily along with dry food and water available at all times should he choose to have dry food. He is now 8 months old so I am also trying to switch him from the dry kitten food formula to the dry adult food formula (which I really don't think it's going to be a problem switching).
My question is, how many times should I give him wet food? I have been noticing recently when I give him a bowl of wet food he at first will try to cover it up but then nibble at it. Am I giving him too much wet food? He LOVES the friskies gravy sensations so of course the gravy is always gone first! ... I have also noticed that he doesn't really drink much of his water. Could it be because of the wet food/gravy?
My husband and I are usually awake at 4:00 every morning. This is when Milo will get his first bowl of wet food. Around 7:30 I will then prepare a second bowl and leave for him to munch on throughout the day while we are at work. Around 6:30 or sometimes 7:00 I will then prepare his third bowl for supper.
As I have mentioned before in a previous blog, Milo likes to eat with us. However, last night he pretty much turned his nose up at his wet food and begged for some of my chicken. I know it's not healthy to give him scraps, but I couldn't deny him of having a bite or two of my chicken. But, after a few bites of my chicken and about a 30 minute to hour nap he slurped up some gravy and munched on a bit of his wet food. Within doing so he tried to cover it up as well. ???
I give him both wet food and dry food due to advice given to me from my vet with one of my cats I had before Milo. She was eating way too much dry food and was having trouble with her bowels. He mentioned that wet food will give her more fiber and help with bowel movements. So, I really want to make sure Milo is healthy and able to poo! ;) ...
Any advice as to what I should do? Should I cut back to maybe 2 pouches of wet food per day?