Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
They should not be sharing their food. It will be much better if you fed them separately at this point, since your 6 mo. old kitten is still growing and won't mature until he's close to a year old. You should try to very gradually reduce the amount your feeding the fattie, as carrying unnecessary weight is hard on his joints and can result in diabetes. Reduce the amount of food a little alternate days. Never leave food out for him to free feed, and only feed occasional treats. It will take him several months to drop about 2 lbs. but you really want to see him at a point where he has a slight indentation of a waist when viewed from above and be able to feel his ribs with a light layer of fat over them. He should be fed 2x/day with the occasional small treat between meals.
Your kitten should be fed kitten food 3x/day until he's at around a year old, but cut it back if he matures early and is starting to put on too much weight. It's a lot easier to keep a cat healthy at a proper weight for his frame, than it is to get the weigh off! Good luck!
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