How Much Should You Feed Your Cats Daily
Any cat owner knows the pitiful mewls that indicate an empty food bowl. Cats are masters of manipulation and love nothing better than having well-trained humans hopping to their beck and call. The first thing to do if your cat always seems hungry is to assess whether they really do need food or if they are looking for attention.
Our precious kitty’s have a stomach that is only about the size of a ping-pong ball, so the best feeding schedule is to feed small meals 3-4 times a day to help their tiny tummies to digest their food and keep them healthy. Now I know that this can be difficult for most of us who work long hours, so one of the things you can do is to feed them a meal of their hopefully fresh, gently cooked or frozen raw food in the morning before you leave for work and another meal when you get home. Then you can set an automated feeder to go off once during the day with a high-quality freeze-dried raw or air-dried food to give them that extra afternoon meal.
This feeding schedule of multiple small meals throughout the day mimics what your kitty would naturally eat out in the wild as they hunt and prey on small animals throughout the day and then rest and sleep in between.
But how do you know if your pet is getting the correct amount of food? Here is an excellent rule-of-thumb method to help you gauge your pet’s intake. If you are feeding your cat a fresh homemade diet, it can be harder to know the correct quantity to give your kitty, without the handy feeding guides on the back of commercially made foods. I have prepared this FREE resource which is a great guide to help you give your kitty the right amount of food each day.
If you want to learn how to make the healthiest homemade pet food in minutes, I can teach you the step-by-step process that ensures your kitty is getting the maximum nutrition out of their diet. Alternatively, you can explore my list of recommended commercially made fresh pet foods here.
Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H