These are the basic guidelines on how to care for your fuzzy friend. Hopefully they will help you to care for your cat.
What should I be feeding my cat?
To keep your cat healthy you should be feeding it flesh-based foods like meat, poultry or fish. Cats are not good at digesting plant proteins, so when you feed a cat dry foods, they should be high in animal proteins. Carbohydrates should make up no more than ten percent of cat food ingredients. Wet foods should consist of mainly meat.
How often should I feed my cat?
If you have an average, eight-pound cat, you should try to be feeding it about 240 calories per day.
Here are the calories for different cat food types:
|Dry food||1 cup||300|
|Canned Food||6 oz can||250|
So. You should be feeding an 8-pound adult cat either almost a full 6 oz can of food or 4/5 a cup of dry food. Be careful not to overfeed!
Cats do have a high metabolism that even works while they are being lazy, but they need at least 10-15 minutes of exercise every few hours in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Kittens are pretty energetic, so when you get tired of the game, they might not. Remember: You and your cat both need exercise.