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Raw? Kibble? Poop?

pearlpollard

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Hi all!

I've had some issues with my little girl and have gotten great advice and tried many things within the last few days...now I have more questions! Haha!

I started feed my 5 month old girl more food in hopes to stop her constant meowing. I feed Natures Instint raw 3 times a day and also started adding Natures Instinct dry in a bowl left out for her. she'll just eat the whole bowl no matter how much raw she was just fed! Her meowing has definitely improved but now I'm worried about over feeding or that she'll just eat until she makes herself sick because it's just sitting out.

I noticed her stomach looks a little swollen up and She's been pooping more. Today she had a really stinky poo that was a little loose. I read that feeding raw and dry together is not good because of different digestion times.

Thinking of cutting the dry out and switching to trying BITR added to bought raw meats from a local butcher. At this age, what amount did you all feed or did you guys put out a big amount and let them eat as much as they wanted?

Advice? Opinions? What do you all feed? Help!
 

Catzzzmeow

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Eating more means pooping more...lol. I am not being sarcastic. Just have been there. Perhaps buying a timer dish that opens 2 times a day and spreads out the food might help so their belly is not huge and they are not gorging. It also makes it easier to gauge and lessen the amount of food if you need to in order to avoid being overweight. They are creatures of habit. When our timer dishes open ...they hear it and RUN! Hungry or not...if there is food they want it.

Usually vets suggested free feeding until they are a year old and then go from there on the proper weight for the build of your baby.

Patti
 

zoinks

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Don't worry about how much you are feeding until she is 1 year old.

I am not sure if Natures Instinct kibble is different from usual kibble but I don't think you should have to feed both raw and kibble.

I would recommend increasing portion size/ add an extra meal of the raw to satisfy her instead of the kibble.

I use BiTR but have had good success with premade brands too. If she was doing well on Natures Instict raw before now I would stick with it, unless you want to change to BiTR for other reasons.
 

pearlpollard

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I just think the Natures Variety might be a bit too rich for her tummy. She's not seeming to digest it well. I really hope I find something that makes her and her tummy more happy soon! Thinking of trying the Primal freeze dried.
 
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