It is important to feed your adult cat at appropriate intervals using the right amount of food; however, this can be tricky – nutritional requirements vary widely among cats.
To help maintain the health of your adult cat, we suggest the following simple steps during this period:
- Weigh your cat
- Feed him based on nutritional guide and veterinarian’s recommendations
- Assess your cat’s physical condition for the first six months using our online growth tracking chart every two to three weeks.
- Adjust the amount of food to be given accordingly
Changing the Food of an adult cat
If you change your cat’s food, you need to do this gradually over a period of 7 days. You should make the change by increasing the proportion of the new food and mixing it in a way that reduces the proportion of the old food until the new one is the only one. Thus, your cat will be able to benefit from the high quality nutrition provided by the new one and enjoy its taste.
You and your veterinarian:
Your veterinarian is the best source of information on your cat’s health and wellbeing. Achieving and maintaining an ideal weight for a pet not only reduces some health risks, but also allows your cat to live a more energetic, longer and healthier life; Therefore, regularly seek advice from your veterinarian regarding your cat’s weight.
Ask your veterinarian which of the following three methods is the best feeding method for your adult cat:
Unlimited Nutrition: There is always food available for your cat’s consumption.
Limited Time Feeding: Only a limited amount of food is available for your cat’s consumption.
Meal-Style Nutrition: A measured amount of food is available for your cat’s consumption every day at specified meal times.
Water: You should always provide your cat with adequate drinking water. Not being able to find water to drink for an extended period of time will harm your cat’s health.
Home cooking & Treaty biscuits: It may be tempting to give them a portion of what you eat, but feeding this way does not provide the right nutritional balance for your cat. You should stay away from home-cooked meals, as losing too much can lead to weight gain or an unbalanced diet.
The next stage: After about seven years, your cat will reach the old age of her life. Older cats have different nutritional requirements than younger adults, so you will need to change your pet’s food.