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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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how many times do you feed your cat a day?

hey i was just curious how mnay times do you feed your cat a day? i have three cats and i feed them three times a day for canned food and give them dry food when they run out. is this enough..or too much?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 07:38 PM
 
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Kelly, how much food do you give them at each meal? It will also depend on the food. There are usually guidelines on the can/bag to tell you how much they need to be fed at different weights.
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Considering that in nature, cats hunts primarily at dawn and at dusk, it would seem logical that twice a day for adult cats is sufficient.

I used to give them an additional light snack before bedtime to hold them over until breakfast, but when I stopped doing that, it didn't make any difference in their morning habits.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 08:14 PM
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My cat gets dry and canned, whenever she wants. I have one of those rectangle dishes that's split in the middle. Every morning, one side gets a bit of dry kibble, and in the other side, I dump in one of thsoe little 3oz. cans of food. She gets to pick at either one, through the day.
And of course, fresh water every morning, too!

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok. thanks guys.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 08:45 PM
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Two canned meals of 1.5 oz each at 6AM and 6PM, plus a snack of about 10 kibbles and a CET dental chew at bedtime. No free-feeding, as she can't stop eating if there's still food available.

YMMV if your cat doesn't have eating/food issues.
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YMMV if your cat doesn't have eating/food issues.

If they have a cat long enough, they will!!
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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ohmygosh me too! lol my cat is o fat. he really needs to diet but he is so used to his regular food that i would feel bad to make him change lol
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 09:27 PM
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Nya gets a 5.5oz can of wet a day, divided into two feedings, half in the morning, half at night. Buddy gets about 3/4 of a cup of dry put out at night, and left for the day and about a quarter of a can of wet in the morning...sometimes more at night if he's really bugging Nya for hers

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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has anyone here tried diet food for their cat? lol does it work? cuz i am considering it...
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