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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!
 

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1 can per day (per cat) is a jumping off point and you can adjust from there if they lose/gain weight.

I know MowMow stays pretty steady right @ 6 oz a day now. I split it up into 3 meals. Book has been getting about 9 oz split into 3 meals(he's still a kitten).
 

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I bumped them up to 5.5oz tonight and I'll start splitting into three meals... morning, dinner, and bedtime. I also found that if I add water to Crackle's food till it's soupy, he eats a lot more of it. I think he was licking out the moisture and then quitting when it got too dry, leaving him hungry.

I think I will buy a baby scale so I can monitor their weight.
 

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I bumped them up to 5.5oz tonight and I'll start splitting into three meals... morning, dinner, and bedtime. I also found that if I add water to Crackle's food till it's soupy, he eats a lot more of it. I think he was licking out the moisture and then quitting when it got too dry, leaving him hungry.

I think I will buy a baby scale so I can monitor their weight.
If you buy a scale get the one from Amazon with the "hold" feature. For reference I feed my 7 year old nine pound female Bengal 160 calories a day and my 6 year old seven pound female Singapura 130 calories a day. They get two meals, they don't beg, they are fit but not very active, and they maintain their weight.
 

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I have a flat scale I bought from KV Vet. Its super easy to use.

Having a scale is an essential piece of cat equipment everyone should have but is rarely suggested. You can tell a lot of what's going on with a cat esp when it has changes in its health. Its a first alert to take notice. Plus as you mentioned to help monitor food intake vs weight loss or gain.
 

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i feed my 1 yr female bombay, and 1.5 yr siames a 12.5 oz can a day, and maybe 1/4 cup dry....my siamese loves the blue wild wilderness dry, chicken flavor,,,but he only get a bit a day, mostly wet.
 
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