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should I worry?

Mittens ZinoMittens Zino Member Posts: 74
edited 2 October, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
Ok so I have been trying to switch over to wet food for our kitten, she is about 3-4 month. And initaly, she loved it. I still have a bag of dry food left over so I leave that out as well (doc said she should eat as much as she wants right now) which she always seemed to like but it seems she is eating less, not really finishing a small can or much dry. Now, she is easting but its just a lot less...could this have anything to do with the water fountine we set up for her? My huband built her a house and a platform to reach the shelve where he repurposed an old decortive fountin for her and she loves it. She drinks all the time but I'm getting worried. Behavior she seems fine but her she is so small it seems she is always changing so I don't know when I should worry... TIA

Comments

  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 2 October, 2013
    Kittens will sometimes have a growth spurt and eat more for a while, but it's rare that they will lose their appetite unless something is wrong. I don't see any connection to the water fountain. One other thing - you may want to do a little research on nutrition and the many reasons dry food is not good for cats. Your vet is right that a kitten should have as much to eat as they want, but it shouldn't be kibble. Check out catinfo.org for more info. Meanwhile, if her appetite doesn't pick up I would take her in for an exam.
  • Mittens ZinoMittens Zino Member Posts: 74
    edited 2 October, 2013
    Yeah, which is why i'm trying to switch her over to a more healthy, wet food. but i still have some dry food left over so i'm trying finish that off. Plus i wanted to introduce her new food gradually, and find what she likes.
  • Laurel KowalskiLaurel Kowalski Gateway to the WestMember Posts: 486
    edited 2 October, 2013
    "OLD" fountain?? Is it food grade? It could have bactieria being "OLD" and unkeeped. I'm scared of "decorative" & not been food grade. There of a lot of things out there and if the plastic is not food grade stop using it!!! Remember the plastic that contained is it BPA, they had baby bottles with BPA and those were pulled market.
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