Ok place to start? - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Ok place to start?

So after doing research of different foods and pricing them, I have decided to go with Wellness grain-free wet food and Wellness Core Dry. My plan is to give her 1/2 of a 5.5 oz can in the morning, 1/4 cup of wellness core at lunch and 1/2 of a 5.5 oz can for supper. How does this sound as a starting point? She currently weighs 16.5 lbs. Also would it upset her stomach if I gave her EVO wet food occasionally? Evo was my first choice, but it isnt available locally and was more expensive than wellness. It is however available in a city nearby that I go to several times a month, so I could pick up a few cans of it then. I was just thinking it would add some variety.

Melissa
furmommy1279 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 06:23 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 19,327
Re: Ok place to start?

Sounds like a lot. One thing to remember is that the better foods are more calorie dense, especially the grain-free dry foods. Are you trying to get her to lose weight or maintain? If it's maintain, I would give the full can of wet per day and cut the dry back to 1/8 cup (2 Tbsp). If you're trying to get her to lose, I'd only give a tablespoon of dry every couple days as a treat and just feed the one can of wet per day. See how she does, if she's losing too fast (more than 1/2 lb per month) then bump up the dry a bit. For reference...1/8 cup of a quality dry food is about equivalent to 1/3 can of a quality wet food in calories. My cats each get 2/3 of a can of wet and 1/8 cup of dry per day. They all maintain their weight very consistently and my male is almost 19 lbs (and not fat).


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Holly, Misty & their friend, Jake, the dog.
Onyx, Callie May, Maggie & Kobi forever in my heart.
Yes, I know I need a new signature pic...someday...
doodlebug is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome