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    Dry kitten food

    I'm wondering if I should stay with Iams kitten food or buy something else for the 6 month old pussy cat I just adopted. He does not seem to be a fussy eater.
    So, what ever I put in his bowl he will eat. Vet suggested cation in regard to over feeding, with my maybe kitty getting over weight. I have never had a pet get
    over weight.

    Usually the problem was gettin' em to eat. Anyway, I'm looking at Purina one, Meow Mix, Special Kitty & Hills Science (all kitten). Maybe others as well. I wanna
    give my little guy what's best for him.

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    Iams kitten food is not a bad choice, but Iams has been linked to obesity problems in pets. Maybe your vet was referring to that.
    I have always raised my kittens on Purina, and they did great, and, like you, I have never had an overweight cat.
    Now they're are all seniors, and they're eating Purina One dry and canned Fancy Feast, except my 18 yr old who's on a kidney diet.
    It's hard to overfeed a kitten since they are so active.
    I guess your kitten is neutered. This slows down their metabolism, and overfeeding can make them overweight.
    Do you free-feed, or have set meal times?
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    I free feed my kitty cat.

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    Once you transition him to adult food, you might want to change to set meal times.
    Other than the possible inconvenience factor, it has only advantages.
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Yes, giving him set amounts of food at set times of the day is the best way to keep him from getting overweight!

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