My five week old kitten keeps wanting to eat dry kitty food - but vet says to make it wet first - is it ok for her to eat the dry kibble between milk feedings or MUST it be wet?
Dry food dehydrates cats, so that very well could be the cause of the constipation. Especially at that age if she is not drinking water. Moistening the food is okay but do not let it sit out for long if she doesnt eat it. Dry food grows bacteria quickly once wet. You should try to convince her that wet food is good... all I had to do was wipe some in my kittens mouths. After trying to fight me away, they realize it tastes good and want moreShe loves the dry but we had to take her to the vet for constipation yesterday and I'm a bit worried that eating too much dry will cause the constipation again. I was reading online and they all say to soak it first for that age - I tried some a bit ago and she ate it soaked so I guess I'll try that for now. Its really hard to keep her away from my older cats food dish though. Whenever we let her out to play she makes a beeline for Tuffys dish - LoL