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Too much food?

Nanaho SawanoNanaho Sawano Member Posts: 108
edited 11 September, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
Now, I personally don\'t believe there is any such thing as too much food for me and my brother Trooper, but my human is wondering, how much you feed your (mostly normal weight) cats? There was a time when I was considered fat (!! the indignity!!) and my brother Trooper was considered scrawny to lean. I\'m now around 13 lb, and Trooper is around 10 lb, but of course we get exactly the same amount of food, otherwise Trooper would pitch a fit. He eats like a vacuum cleaner anyway already, and after finishing his portion tries to eat some of my food because I tend to like savoring my portion. Anyway, we each get half of a 5.5oz can of wet food for breakfast (usually Nature\'s Variety Instinct Rabbit Formula), half of a 3oz can of Petguard Beef & Barley for lunch, and half of a 5.5oz of can either Weruva\'s Paw Lickin Chicken or one of the EVO 95% meat varieties. I guess Trooper and I MIGHT be OK with having one more watery canned 5.5 oz food (like Weruva) per day as opposed to having 2 5.5oz cans of more dense wet food like EVO or NV, I guess we are a bit on the heavier side for our builds. Trooper and I believe it\'s mostly muscle...but the human thinks we could slim down a bit. Do you think we get too much food?

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  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 11 September, 2008
    Hi Simba:-h Well it looks like you guys get about 7 oz a day. Are you eating too much?? Well it all depends on how many calories are in the food. Its usually about 20 calories per pound of cat. Or the formula I use is weight of my cat is 14lbs. times that by 13.6 then add 70, this gives you how many calories they should have. for me that's 261 calories a day. Both my cats have been on Wellness, and Evo canned for over a year now, and one has gained the weight he needed and one has lost the weight she needed. (Shadow was like 19 lbs a year ago):r My cats get around 6.25 oz a day each of the Wellness or if its Evo a bit more as it is a bigger can , so 6.6 oz, and this works out be the right amount of calories. Im glad I dont listen to what the cans say, as they would be fat by now, but by being on wet food they are satasfied with the small amount they get, they never overeat. They get fed three times a day, but the last meal is only a tiny bit around 10:30 at night. That helps them get to the morning happy.
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