How Much Food?

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Registered: 11-01-1999
How Much Food?
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 1:44pm

I might souond like a dolt, but it has been nine years since I had a cat, and every cat is different.

Dylan is an indoor cat exclusively.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 1:39am

Male cats are prone to urinary problems and some don't drink enough. We think we have that issue solved for our three with one of those water "fountains" so there's always fresh water flowing for all three.

Until this year, when Faith was ill and the vet thought it was food allergies (it wasn't), our guys were dry dood only - they turned up their noses at the wet. Dry food was the breeder's specification...



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Registered: 07-02-1999
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 8:58am

Let's see - this can be hard. Everyone has a different opinion. Mine drink pretty well from the bowls I have, and canned food for me would be prohibitive, so they eat the dry with the occasionaly can as a treat.

I put out 1 1/2 cups in the am, same before bed and a little bit when I get home from work to cure the whining. And that is for 7 adults. DON'T believe the feeding instructions on the bag.....they are usually way over the amount needed. As long as he is pretty active, then the amount you are feeding should be fine. I am trying to limit to keep Ivy from turning into a bowling ball. :)

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In reply to: glebou
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 4:00pm

It is best for cats to eat mostly canned food so they get as much water as possible.

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Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 8:32pm
I don't believe the portions on the dog food bags either. If I fed what they suggest the Pugs would be obese.

And no sense talking food withe the vet because all he would do would be sell me Science Diet. I love my vet. He is a common-sense guy. A great diagnostician and an awesome surgeon. But he is as old as I am and I know A & M didn't teach nutrition in his day.