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I always leave dried food in my cats dish (up on a special table where the dogs can't eat her food along with fresh water.) There is no actual need to worry about how much you feed your cat as they just graze and will let you know when they want more. My cat is fed in the morning and at dinner (some wet food along with the dry good) but in the evening she has another bowl in the den where she likes her dry food to be at her choosing.

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Most cats are also not grazers like cows. They are predators, so have evolved to get their food in bursts, with several hours in between. Many cats overeat if free-fed and become overweight, although this is not the case with all cats.

How much you feed a cat depends on its size and activity level and of course, the quality of food that is being fed. A cat fed on lower quality foods with little meat and lots of filler such as grain, corn, wheat and other cereals will need to eat far more and if fed a food that is high in meat content, with little or no cereals.

As an average guide, an average-sized cat (9-10lbs) on good quality wet food needs 150 - 200g a day. As dry food is higher in calories, the amount fed should be much less. Again, this all depends on what the quality of food is.
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What should you feed your cat?

I feed my cats a good brand of dry food for indoor cats. Some people also provide a weekly can of "wet" food, but be careful until the recalls of those brands are settled (posted 4/07). Cats also do well with cooked chicken, or fish. We used to give our cats a small amount of milk periodically, b ( Full Answer )

How much do you feed a cat?

Answer: IF YOUR Cat weighs from 8 - 12 pounds, here are my recommendations. If you want him to lose weight, feed him 3/4 of a cup a day. If you want him to maintain his weight, feed him 1 cup a day. If you want him to gain weight, feed him anything between 1 - 1 1/2 cups. Answer: To expand on t ( Full Answer )

How much food should you feed an eighteen month old cat?

If you feed a cat the diet they are adapted to by nature, the cat will regulate their own appetite and food intake. Look at the pet food ingredients. The more grains, the more problems. Cats do not have the enzymes that let them digest such carbohydrates. So all they do is mess up the cat's syste ( Full Answer )

How much should you feed your cat?

Cats differ allot in the amount of food each one needs for optimal weight and health. Most adult cats I see are overweight. Overweight cats store their fat on their tummies so they may not appear fat to their owners. Growing cats and kittens require considerably more food per pound body weight to th ( Full Answer )

How much do you feed your 8 lb poodle?

I'd think 1/2 c food 2 X day, 3/4 of a cup if it is canned, canned looks like more but its not, factor in the water content. My breeder and vet tells me to feed my four month, eight pound puppy 1 1/2 cups of dry puppy food a day, if he wants more, feed it to him up to four hours before bedtime. At ( Full Answer )

How much should you feed house cats?

Cats tend not to overstuff themselves and regulate their food, you should feed twice a day but kittens need about 4 meals a day. I feed my cats twice a day but leave water and buscuits out all times in case they get peckish. They are both slim and agile.

How often should you feed your cats?

Small portions 2-3 times per day. How often you feed a cat again depends on the cat. Most healthy adult cats do well with two meals a day; one in the morning and the second in the evening. Kittens, young cats and particularly small cats will need feeding more often in smaller amounts as thei ( Full Answer )

How often should you feed your cat?

Kittens require more food per pound of body weight to support their growth, and therefore must be fed throughout the day through small but frequent meals. When your cat becomes an adult, once or twice a day is appropriate.

8 week old puppy that is 6.5 lb how much should you feed him?

it depends on what kind of dog it is. If it is a big dog, get the food for bigger dogs, and look on the back of the bag for serving amounts. they should have different amounts for the amount it weighs. same for little dogs. Hope this helps!

How much cat food should you feed a pregnant cat?

Feed the Queen as much as she wants. A pregnant cats needs a vast amount of food in order to keep her and her unborn litter healthy. This is not the time to limit her food to a set amount. Pregnant cats need far more nutrition than an average cat, so premium quality food with a very high (60%+) m ( Full Answer )

How much to feed a cat?

There are general recommendations printed on the back of the bag or can of cat food; from this you can adjust up or down based upon your cat's physical shape. A younger and more active cat will need more food to maintain a healthy weight than an older and less active cat. The way to tell if your ca ( Full Answer )

How much do you feed a 10 lb dog?

Is the dog mature now? or a pup?. Mature dog at 10 lbs eats less, i'd guess at 1/2 cup of food or 1/4 cup two times a day. http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deindex.html

How much do you feed a cat a day?

The Average cat is 8 - 12 pounds. Using this scale, it depends on what you want to do with your cat's weight. If you want him to lose weight, feed him a little less and switch to a food that has no grains, corn, wheat or other cereal in, as this is usually converted into fat as it provides a cat wit ( Full Answer )

How much do you feed your cat?

You want to feed your cat one bowl of food a day. If they don't eat it don't force them.

What should you not feed your cat?

Onions, Chocolate, too much high fat food, too much soft food can also lead to dental problems so give your cat plenty of dry biscuits too. ADD: Grapes and raisins are toxic for cats also, as well as anything with caffeine in.

What you should feed dogs and cats?

dog's:you should not feed your dog scraps all the time because they will not receive enough nuitrision .what you should feed your dog is dog foods especially dry food. cats:you cant feed your cat scraps ever because its not good for there health and cant give them the nutrition needed you should onl ( Full Answer )

How much food should you feed your cat?

This largely depends on the size of the cat and the quality of food it is given. Smaller, lighter cats will naturally eat less, whereas a bigger or bulky cat will eat more. A cat's food is also a huge factor in how much it eats: A cat will eat far more if fed a lower quality food to get the nutrit ( Full Answer )

What should you feed your pregnant cat?

Pregnant cats need far more nutrition than an average cat, so premium quality food with a very high (60%+) meat content, the better. Switching a pregnant cat onto a better food is strongly recommended as higher quality food has more nutrients (such as more protein) than lower quality foods. It is ad ( Full Answer )

How much cat food do you feed your cat?

My indoor male cat is fed 200g of high quality wet food per day. He is fed a rotation of three brands, with meat contents varying from 70% and above. He is not fed any dry food. He is an "average" 4kg cat, and his weight has been steady his entire adult life. Another Answer My indoor female c ( Full Answer )

How often do you feed a cat and how much?

It depends on your cats weight and his appetite. For more precise information, please consult your veterinarian. Smaller, lighter cats will naturally eat less, whereas a bigger or bulky cat will eat more. That said, a cat will eat far more if fed a lower quality food to get the nutrition it need ( Full Answer )

How much should you feed an orange tabby cat?

The terms "tabby" and "orange tabby" are just coat colors/patterns. "Tabby" is not a breed or a species. And it doesn't matter what color coat the cat has. All domesticated cats need the same amount of food. The only thing that determines how much you should feed a cat is its size. A very large cat ( Full Answer )

How much to feed a 13 lb poodle?

It would be in your dogs best interest to ask your veterinarian, but also on the bag of dry food is the directions on how much to feed according to weight and age. My poodle weighs 7 pounds and he eat about 1 1/2 cups of food a day some days he is not as hungry so he eats less.

How much food should you feed a Maine coon cat?

I have a main coon and I keep her dish full all day. They like fresh food best so give them a little bit at a time and check the dish occasionally. The only way to really tell how much food to feed is to measure out the food, and weigh your cat once a week. Using digital scales will do. If the cat ( Full Answer )

Should you feed a stray cat?

Make sure there are no medical problems with it. Make sure it looks alright like a normal cat would. Also, make sure it seems as healthy as can be. That is if you are going to go near the cat. You should feed the cat. It's better then letting the cat starve to death. Give the cat some milk to drink ( Full Answer )

Should you feed a cat milk?

You can, but it is not ideal. Cow's milk is not good for them due to the lactose that is present in cow's milk. Many cats are lactose intolerant (they cannot digest it properly) so can get sick from ingesting it. Goats milk, or specially formulated cat milk do not have lactose in so are perfectly sa ( Full Answer )

When should you feed your cat?

How often you feed a cat depends on the individual cat. Most healthy adult cats do well with two meals a day; one in the morning and the second in the evening. Kittens, young cats and particularly small cats will need feeding more often in smaller amounts as their stomachs are smaller and cannot tak ( Full Answer )

How much dry cat food should you feed your cat?

In a day you should feed him/her at least a bowl but you do not have to! your cat may be a bit greedy and want up to 3 bowls but make sure theses bowls are medium or smaller as your cat could get fat real quick!

How much to feed 17 lb poodle?

You should feed your dog about 1 cup of food a day (a little less if he is less active). Feeding your miniature poodle the right amount of food everyday will ensure that he does not become lethargic or overweight.

Should you feed a feral cat?

it depends if it hisses do not give it food but if it likes youfeed it, feral cats wether friendly or not are still dependant onhumans as the are the neglected domesticated cat, we have aresponsibility to them as we are the reason for their dependence. Ifed a mother and two kittens for a winter, the ( Full Answer )

How much food do you feed the cat?

This largely depends on the size of the cat and the quality of food it is given. Smaller, lighter cats will naturally eat less, whereas a bigger or bulky cat will eat more. A cat's food is also a huge factor in how much it eats: A cat will eat far more if fed a lower quality food to get the nutri ( Full Answer )

How much should you feed your cats?

here is a tip never feed your cat dry food it is the worst for your cat. You should get canned food and feed them half of a can if it is a 5.5 can but if it is a 3.5 ounce can feed then all of it

How much should you feed your 30 lb dog?

Please read the side of the dog food bag that you have. it has suggestions for the amount you need to feed by the size. Also make sure you are giving them good dog food. Check the ingrediancs, if meat is not the first on the list, dont give it to them! Spend a few dollars more a week to make sure yo ( Full Answer )

What meat should you feed your cat?

I have found that Cats Love to snack on Any breed of the "minature" or "dumb token" class of dog. Perhaps this is because these pathetic little creatures are so similar to rats and mice?

How much food do you feed your cat?

feed 150grams of a grain free wet food in morning and evening thats 300grams per day dried food should be considered a snack grain free means no rice,wheat or corn

How much food do you need to feed my dog She weighs 19lb and she should weigh about 7-9 lbs you feed her 2xper day?

She should routinely be fed twice (morning and evening) about the same amount at about the same time. Check with your Vet for appropriate weight for your breed's age, also touch base with a reputable breeder/trainer and feed a quality food. Either you've got the numbers off or the dog is morbidly ( Full Answer )

How much should I feed my cat?

That depends on the size, age, and weight of your cat. Read theback of your cat's food bag/can, and it will have feedinginstructions for you to follow.

How much should feed cat?

How much you should feed your cat all depends on your cat's age,size, and weight. Read the back of the cat food bag/can, and itwill have instructions on how much to feed your kitty.

How ofte should you feed your cats How often do you feed your cats What is healthiest for them Right now I feed them every 12hrs One of them needs to lose a few lbs?

Twice a day is good for adult cats, kittens should be fed 3 times aday. A mix of wet and dry food is best, so perhaps one feeding canbe wet food, and the other can be dry. Just remember when you feedmultiple times a day to split up the amount of food they aregetting so you don't end up feeding too m ( Full Answer )