Hey guys. New to the forum here.
Just adopted a kitten around six months old. He just appeared one day in a friend's garage and lived there for about 2 or 3 weeks. And I knew when I saw him that he was the one for me.
Anyway, he's been to the vet twice now...first time to get looked over and get some relief for the slight URI he seemed to have. Vet tested his stool, took his blood - all the tests thankfully came back negative. He was a little over 5 lbs at the first visit.
Second visit was a recheck. URI had cleared up a lot (a few sneezes here and there) and he'd worked his way up to 7lbs. Soon, as the sneezes go away for good, the vet wants me to come back for neutering and eventually, the necessary vaccines.
The problem is that he doesn't seem to eat much. I feed him twice a day and in one day, the total amount of food he receives is approximately 3 ounces of wet food (Chicken Soup for the Kitten Lover's Soul) and perhaps a half a cup of dry (Blue Spa Select for Kittens) along with some Greenies here and there. And of course, he always has fresh water which does lap up throughout the day. But as for the amount of food, what he actually consumes seems a lot less than amounts recommended on the cat food packages for a guy his size and age. But if I give him any more than what I've listed above, he doesn't finish.
Still, he seems healthy. Bright clear eyes, shiny, soft and clean coat. He sleeps a lot, but he also has active periods throughout the day where he's running around after his toys, exploring the apartment, grooming and generally acting like a cat. Uses his litter box no problem. And like I said, the vet was pleased with him when he came in for his 2nd visit.
I'm just worried because I always thought kittens eat more than he does.
Oh - almost forgot. He's taking an antibiotic prescribed by the vet to help him fight off that URI.