How Much Should You Feed Your Cat?

Posted by bmedia on Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Over-feeding your cat often results in feline obesity, a condition that can trigger other health issues in your kitty. Much like people, it is important to adjust your cat’s diet depending on their lifestyle and age. Active outdoor cats and kittens need more food, while house cats or old kitties do not need as much food throughout the day.

Below is a general recommendation from the website.

 How much food does a cat need?

Calorie content can vary widely from one brand of cat food to another. Not all brands will disclose calorie counts on the label, and you may need to visit the brand’s website to find the information. General recommendations range from 24 to 35 calories per pound of body weight to keep an average adult cat at a healthy, normal weight. The body condition chart below can help you determine whether your young to middle-aged adult cat is at a normal weight.

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