Originally Posted by leppy
I just found this board and think it's great. We recently (one week ago) adopted 2 5 month old kitties. We brought them home and on the second day one of them had a lot of eye discharge, he shuts it more than the other one, and eye goopies. We called the shelter and they said it could be him getting used to our place. She said to wipe it clean when it gets bad. IT is also a little pink. When should we begin to really worry it and take him to the vet?
Also when should we give them wet cat food? My wife thinks every day but I think I read on here that it should be used as a treat.
Thanks for your help!
If the eye goop is greenish coloured get him back to the vet. Eye infections are nothing to fool around with and just to be on the safe side have it looked at.
As for wet food - I doubt you would have read anywhere on this site that dry food is better. In fact, a wet food diet is far healthier for your kitty than dry. Dry food is full of carbohydrates and fillers and can cause cats to be overweight (although in the case of kittens this won't likely be a problem). Kittens should be fed a kitten quality food until at least 10 months old (I personally believe 1 full year but there are others here who think the cat may gain too much weight on kitten food). I feed Merrick wet morning and night with a good quality dry food (1/3 cup for the kitties to share) for free-feeding while we are at work during the day.
Also, if you feed quality foods (wet and/or dry) you will find your cats will eat less since they don't need to eat as much to get the nutrition they require.
If you get the chance post some pictures in the fur pictures forum - we'd love to see your babies.