Originally Posted by jayhawks91
I wish I could get one clear answer on this...because I am so confused!
I recently adopted a 1 y/o cat. He is about 11 pounds, active and in good health. I would like to feed him a grain free diet of canned food...with no dry food. Luckily, he loves and it. I feed him EVO and Wellness canned food right now. I do try to stay away from chicken, but that is almost impossible.
My question is...how much do I feed him?? I read that I should base it on calories...but I don't know how many calories are in those foods.
Can anyone help me?? Thank you!!
We've had cats as pets for decades and our cats are fed a diet that always keeps them very, very healthy.
We feed them "Purina ONE® Urinary Tract Health Formula" since all cats will, at sometime in their lives, have urinary tract issues. This dry food we keep a filled bowl and let the cat graze as they get hungry.
Product Details-Urinary Tract Health Formula - PurinaONE.com
For "wet" food we feed them 1/4 can morning/night each
of "Fancy Feast" (another Purina product). Fancy FeastĀ® Classic Wet Cat Food | Fancy FeastĀ®
You will have to experiment to see what flavors your cat will like in the Fancy Feast line. NOTE: Purina foods is the ONLY pet food that was NOT contaminated with melamine from China in recent pet food recalls.
You will need to buy a rim can opener to open the cans to save the unfed food for the night feeding in the fridge since the cans are pop top which will cause a LOT of waste otherwise. (you can get 4 feedings of wet food per feeding with one cat from each can)
Now this might sound like a lot of money for cat food but vet bills are more expensive by far. The canned food cost about 58 cents a day (less for one cat)with the dry the dry is roughly 15 cents a day for two cats being less for one. We are retired and live on a fixed income so cost for everything means a lot to us so we find this feeding regimen to be ideal for our cats to keep them in tip top health 100% of the time.
One hard and fast rule to keep your cat healthy....NO TABLE FOOD OR SCRAPS. PERIOD! A cats digestive system isn't designed for human foods!!!!!
Good luck with your pet!