For any pet, including a cat, the correct diet is very important, which must be strictly adhered to. It has long been proven that eating by the hour is more beneficial even for a person - an omnivore and quite strong physically. What can we say about our smaller brothers! The better thought of a cat’s nutrition and schedule of her feedings, the less problems you will have with her health and behavior. Accustomed to eating at a certain time and only from her bowl, she will not follow her eyes with every piece that disappears in your mouth, interfering with annoying begging at dinner. So how many times a day do you need to feed a cat?
For an adult animal, that is, from 6 months and older, the most suitable regimen is feeding twice a day, morning and evening. Experts recommend not leaving food in a bowl for the whole day if the cat does not eat it. If the animal eats natural food, the food can simply go bad in a day and begin to poison every new serving of food. If a special cat food remains in the bowl, then you are overfeeding your pet, the portion needs to be reduced. After you feed the cat, the bowl needs to be cleaned cleanly, you can even completely remove it until the evening.
At the same time, it is very important to remember that the cat should have constant water, and fresh! Cats like to drink from large tanks, and for the owners this is the best solution, because in a large bowl the water does not have to be changed too often.
It is not recommended to feed the cat during the day from its table (this cannot be done at all - salty and thermally processed food is harmful to cats).
How many times a day to feed a kitten
Quite another matter - small kittens, from birth to six months. They should be fed more often, but also adhere to the selected regimen. If you have to feed babies without a mother, the frequency of feeding should be as follows:
- The first 3 days - every 2 hours, including at night.
- Up to a month of age - every 4 hours, again, day and night.
Kittens that have reached 1.5 months of age can be weaned from milk, completely transferred to lure and fed less frequently: first every 6 hours, and then in the morning, afternoon and evening. Kittens should be weighed frequently to ensure they receive enough food.
Try not to overfeed your cat and not leave her hungry. Both obesity and exhaustion lead to grave consequences. If your pet can’t get enough in any way, check for parasites in it , most likely it’s the matter.