What age can my kitten eat cat food
A kitten can eat cat food from the age of 8 weeks old.
How much food should I feed my cat?
The amount of food to give a cat depends on its age and if it is a male or female.
A young kitten should be fed 2 or 3 times a day, with each meal consisting of 2 or 3 small (scoopable) portions.
If your cat is older, or a female, 1 meal per day will be sufficient.
As the kitten gets older, its food intake will generally decrease - a young kitten should be fed 2 or 3 times a day, with each meal consisting of 2 or 3 small (scoopable) portions.
If your cat is an adult, 1 meal per day will be sufficient.
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