When we brought home Sunny (5 mth old kitten) we were told that for the first year of his life he would need to eat "wet" food. Weeeell fortunate enough for our 4.5 year old cat, Silver, he got to cash in on this deal too (you can't show favorites). We currently feed them the inexpensive Friskies-brand wet food found at your local grocery. They each get one small can in the morning and one in the evening. We also leave Purina One dry food out for them to snack on, which they rarely touch. My question is, on a budget, is there anything else you can recommend or are we doing good so far? They dont like what I call the "mush" Friskies, they like the carved meat or prime filets, so that's what I get them. We also heard that Sunny should have half wet food and half dry food so that he can bulk up?! He seems to be "bulking up" pretty well so far, LOL, at least in his belly area. ;f Do you guys have any suggestions for a new kitten owner? We've only ever had adult cats, so we're pretty clueless. Both seem happy. Although Silver doesnt drink NEAR as much as he did when he was on 100% dry food, I assume this is because he is getting a lot more moisture/nutrients out of the wet food. Also their bowel movements smell worse than anything I've ever smelled before in my entire life. I attribute this to the new-found moisture in their systems (Silver used to have dry stool as constant dry food without hydration keeps a cat dehydrated).