My kitten’s belly is big and I give her a good amount of food at a time, but afterwards she wants more. She plays and behaves otherwise normal. Should I feed her more?

She is four weeks old and she is a stray kitten. Her body weight is 280 g.

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    Not part of your question, but: you do massage her belly gently after feeding to help her pee and poop? And I would recommend you register your account, that makes for example editing your question easier (or even possible) and we can help you and the kitten better.
    – Stephie
    Oct 5, 2021 at 10:06
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    You should also feed her special food for kittens. She is very young and must grow a lot, so she needs a special diet with all the vitamins and minerals that help her body grow. Please buy kitten food for 4 - 6 weeks old kittens at your local pet store or online.
    – Elmy
    Oct 5, 2021 at 10:23
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    With kittens younger than weaning age (6-8 weeks), they require special care. I'd suggest consulting resources for care of neonatal kittens (for instance, Kitten Lady's website) to learn about the additional care needed beyond that for weaned kittens.
    – Allison C
    Oct 5, 2021 at 13:14
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    Stray? Have a veterinarian check her stool for worms.
    – waltinator
    Jun 14, 2022 at 0:35

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Some kittens don’t know when to stop eating. Their portions should be measured. A big belly can also mean parasites or a medical problem that needs vet attention. An extended belly on a kitten is always reason for concern. Kitten Lady is a great resource but doesn’t replace vet care. Good luck!

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