If it is your first time to own a cat, you might wonder if how much you should feed your cat once you bring it to your home. Even those cat owners for a long time still wonder and are not sure whether their cats already got too much or too little food.
Based on the claim of the Animal Medical Center in New York, an active, healthy 8-pound adult cat needs approximately 30 calories daily. Thus, the average 8-pound cat needs nearly 240 calories per day.
Canned foods usually contain about 250 calories in every 6 oz. can and dry foods contain about 300 calories per cup. Utilizing these approximations as a guide, a cat that weighs 8 pounds will require less than a full 6-oz can of wet food every day and just 4/5 of a cup of dry food. You can always adjust these counts according to what your cat prefers, whether he likes more or less wet or dry food.
Once you are feeding dry food, measure out the day’s share of food into your dry food feeder each day. Through this, it lessens the amount of food that gets decayed and needs to be rejected. Also, it will aid you to monitor how much your cat is eating.
Portioning out the food for your cat will keep them from overeating. Be reminded that the major contributor to feline obesity is free eating. Thus, you should be aware of how much your cat is eating for them to prevent future illnesses.
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