Quick Answer: How Much Wet And Dry Food Should I Feed My Cat?

Quick Answer: How Much Wet And Dry Food Should I Feed My Cat?

Check the can or consult with your veterinarian for feeding recommendations.

In general, you can feed an average-sized adult cat one 3-ounce can per 3 to 3-1/2 pounds of body weight daily.

You should adjust this amount depending on whether you also feed your cat dry kibble.

How much food should I feed my cat chart?

Typically, dry food contains about 300 calories per cup, and canned food contains about 250 calories in each 6 oz can. (or, 125 per 3-ounce can). Using these counts as a guide, an 8-pound cat would need 4/5 of a cup of dry food or just less than a full 6-oz can (or two 3-ounce cans) of wet food per day.

Can I feed my cat both wet and dry food?

Mixed feeding can be defined as serving canned food as a twice-daily meal and dry food is freely available. You can monitor appetite at least partially when you feed her wet food. It also gives cats the nutritional benefits of both wet and dry food.

How often should I feed my cat?

“From age six months to maturity, most cats will do well when fed two times a day.” Once the cat becomes an adult, at about one year, feeding once or twice a day is appropriate in most cases. Senior cats, age seven and above, should maintain the same feeding regimen.

Should I feed my cat wet food?

So, do cats need wet food? Not necessarily, but feeding a combination of wet and dry food can give your cat the benefits of both. The wet food will increase her total daily water intake and provide her the variety she wants and the dry kibble will help keep her teeth clean.

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