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Old 04.08.2012, 17:23
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question about cats

okay..so i took in this cat 2 days ago..she is the mother of 2 kittens which my daughter has (they are now almost 8 weeks old). thought it would be temporary, til a home was found for her...BUT!
she is a sweet cat..black..and looks exactly like our cat of 18 yrs which was put to sleep in may.
my plan was to take in 2 kittens, so they get along and keep one another company.
now i have this cat, thinking about keeping her..my son likes her and she looks like our old cat!!
what if i just get one kitten now, and then they can get used to each other..and i have 2 cats as was my plan.
but how would i give kitten food to one, and adult to the other, when they would have dry food and it would be set out once a day?
if anyone has idea, or input.....
also if anyone has a kitten to give away, or knows of one!?
thanks for reading this far down..and thanks for whatever input.
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Old 04.08.2012, 20:17
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Re: question about cats

i never bothered really giving kitten food- feed both cats the same and they are wonderful and happy and healthy. good luck!
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Re: question about cats

My vet told me that there isn't a real difference between kitten and adult food, except its size (i.e. the single pieces in dry food for kitten are smaller but are also good for adult cats) and portion.

Maybe what does change could be cat milk products.
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Re: question about cats

Does your daughter also want two cats? If not, then you already have a kitten that the cat should accept easily. Are you living in a flat or house and does the cat/kitten have access to the outdoors? If you're thinking of adopting from one of the refuges they are pretty strict on cats having access to the outside, even if it is only a secure enclosed balcony.
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We have two cats. One on a special renal diet the other normal. The only way to ensure the sick cat gets some of her food is to mix it evenly with the normal one in the bowl. Cats will be cats and if you set out two bowls they will likely not eat the right food.

As other have said though there is no real difference in kitten food maybe perhaps the protein content. It's probably higher in kitten food to ensure they get enough calories. But unless the mother eats that for a very long time and is inactive she will not put on too much weight.

I'd say unless the kittens struggle to eat the larger chunks of dry there's no real issue with feeding normal adult food. You could also give them extra supplement I.e. kitty milk for calcium or healthy treats for kittens.
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Re: question about cats

Well, there is a difference between kitten food and adult cat food. The first one has a lot of calories and if you'll give it to an adult cat it will gain a lot of weight, which is not very healthy for the cat itself.
I have two cats as well, Daisy (2 years old) and Cleo (3 months old). What I do is feeding them with wet food at the same time in 2 different rooms; regarding the dry food, you can try to take the bowl away if you see them eating the wrong food. This is what I do all the time and it seems working as Daisy is eating her food without any problem now.
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Re: question about cats

looking through my old posts about my cats!
well, one is overweight,that happened pretty quick and I really don't know how. maybe she did eat the kitten food back then and that's the reason. I have to keep picking up the dish so she doesn't eat the other caTS PORTION AS WELL!! I ended up with Happy Cat dry food and I buy it in Konstanz,germany. incredible how much less it costs than here in swissieland!!
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