How often should my cat eat in a few simple steps

Are you looking for a healthy way to keep your cat at an ideal weight and ensure perfect feeding times? The 'trick' is to maintain a fixed rhythm at a number of fixed times and times.

In any case, do not feed your cat freely while it has continuous access to food. This is always unnecessary and bad by nature for the cat.

Our cats have maintained a perfect weight for years and are actively looking for food at the right times.

Step 1. Make a schedule

Schedule three or four feeding times when you feed your cat. These moments must be spread over the day and it is important that you do not deviate from them. Cats are very sensitive to rhythm and like to eat several times a day.  

Four moments is easier when you use an automatic feeder. If you do not use a feeder, four feeding times (every 6 hours) are inconvenient because of your night's rest. You could therefore choose to use three feeding times (every 8 hours). However, we recommend to set four feeding times. At the bottom of the article we offer a timetable and cheat sheet in which you can easily prepare your schedule.

Step 2. Calculate the amount of feed

Depending on the number of moments you have just set you will have to calculate the amount of feed that is given per administration. Always observe the table on the food packaging for this.  

 Do you give your cats dry and wet food? Then calculate according to the number of feeding times and the tables on the dry and wet food. For example, if you give wet food to one of the four feeding moments, which we recommend at least, you should administer XNUMX/XNUMX of a cat's daily amount with the wet food. With the dry food you should administer ¾ of the recommended daily amount.

Closing words

Feeding without planning and size is unhealthy for your cat. In addition, it is unnatural to receive nutrition in a free way. Four feeding times of the day are optimal. Do you not want to have to set your alarm for that? Then view our automatic feeders below. 

Playing before cats are fed is optimal to stimulate the cat's 'hunting instinct' for a healthy cat. 


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Petoneer feeder with camera.

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