Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
You didn't mention the age of your "kitties"....are they really kittens or adult cats? If kitties, under 4 mos. yes they should be fed about 3-4 times a day. If they're really adult cats, over 11-12 mos. of age, they should be fed twice a day, with a snack before your bedtime. Most cats have reached their full maturity and growing by then, tho some "fill out" a bit more in the next few months. One of the things you can do is change their eating schedule to when you will be home. Feed them very early in the morning when you wake up, and then give them a second meal when you return home from work. I haven't found that canned food will "go off" in several hours. The problem with leaving food down, is that if one of the cats is a piggy, he will eat any food left down and before you know it you've got a cat becoming obese. If they both are picky eaters, and don't usually clean their plate, then I think it would be OK. Others may have a different opinion. One of my cats is picky about certain brands of cat food; the other cat eats everything, so I'm doing some juggling as well.
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