Yeah, I'm glad you got a response about raw feeding, since I don't know much about it, but I'm glad I didn't tell you anything too bad
I think if you are going to feed raw on a regular basis, there probably is not much need at all to feed dry food. LIke you said, they really aren't eating it anyway, and there is no need to constantly leave out dry food, I think it just encourages overeating. I know she is still a kitten and they are little eating machines, but she is not a tiny kitten still, so she probably does not need access to dry food 24/7. I don't much care for dry food at all, if anything, we use it as a treat, giving few kibbles here and there as a treat. My youngest cat is a little older than Mystique, he is about 1 1/2, and he is still pretty hungry, but doesn't eat as much as he did when he was a littler kitten. He eats canned food 3 times a day, with water mixed in the food. The middle of the day meal, around 4:00 pm, is more or less a "snack" for him, just a few spoonfulls of food with water mixed in. He gets a meal at 5:30 am (we get up early here
) and he gets his biggest meal at bedtime, 9:30 pm. It helps with my sanity, because he sleeps better, eating his big meal right before bedtime....it encourages that "cat coma" thing, where he is in one in his cat tree. And he does sleep put up at night, in a bedroom, also for my sanity
and he has learned that even though he is a little nocturnal animal, he is supposed to sleep at night, like his humans do and he does pretty well, because he has learned it.
Tonight, however, it's crazy, because my 15 year old woke up with a raging fever and he sleeps in her room at night, so he was let out of his room at 3:30 am and is running zoomies up and down the hall....PARTY TIME!! So he thinks! Oh boy. THis is why I am here at 4:30 am