Hi everyone, this is my first non-introductory post here. I'm glad to have found a cat forum with such amazingly well-informed and helpful people.
Our three cats used to be on EVO dry, but our stores stopped selling it and in looking for a replacement suggestion on this forum, I just decided to go wet. They had wet before a few times and love it, so I didn't transition them, I just plopped it down one morning and they all nearly died with joy. I bought a bunch of chicken & turkey grain-free pate flavors and we're trying a new kind each day. They love everything so far except quail.
I am concerned though how much and how often to feed. Crackle and Ruby each weigh 9 pounds, and Pumpkin weighs a little over 10 but she needs to drop a pound. They're getting 2.5oz twice a day, and Pumpkin and Crackle both leave a little in their bowls. Ruby licks hers clean (she's a glutton). But Crackle has started begging for food a full 3 hours before mealtime, wailing in the kitchen and following me everywhere. Yesterday he broke into the recycling cabinet to lick the empty cans. Is he starving between meals, or just that enamored with the new food? Should I be feeding more food, or more often?
We've been doing this for not more than a week, and already they've been more energetic and affectionate so I think it's a good move. I also love that after each meal, they take long baths. I can tell they're happier with it. Thanks for your help everyone!