I’m a self confessed cat lover. In fact, you could say I’m a bit cat mad. It hasn’t always been this way; I grew up with dogs, and was never really in to cats. Now, I love them, and that’s all thanks to two tiny kitties we welcomed in to our family almost five years ago. I was smitten from the word go, and my love of cats has continued to blossom ever since. Becoming a cat owner for the first time was exciting, but challenging too. I was constantly questioning, “Why is my cat making such a strange noise” or “How much should I feed my cat?”. We had no idea what we were doing, and had to learn the ins and outs of cat ownership together as a family.
If you are a new cat owner today and you find yourself asking similar questions, you are in luck. Whiskas K.I.T – The Kat Institute of Technology for those not in the know, is here to set you on the right track. In fact, even the most of experienced cat owners may be able to learn a thing of two.
One thing I’ve always worried about is my cat’s feeding and nutrition. Am I feeding them too much or too little? I want them to be happy and healthy, and diet plays a big part in that. That’s why it’s important to me that they get the food and nutrition that they need.
So, How much should I feed my cat?
Well, it’s actually quite simple, and this video from Whiskas K.I.T explains it all.
As is explained in the video, a good diet is central to the happiness of a cat. Too much food can lead to kitty obesity, and too little will mean they aren’t getting all of the nutrients they need. Your cat will need different amounts of food depending on what stage of life they are in, and how much exercise they get during the day. My cats are indoor cats, which means they don’t get as much exercise as kitties who are out roaming the streets. This needs to be taken in to consideration when it comes to portion sizes.
Adult cats need two pouches of wet food per day, along with 20g of dry food to graze on. That came as a bit of a surprise to me, as I think my cats get more than 20g of dry food. As a general rule, I just pour in enough dry food to fill their bowls, and keep it topped up during the day to make sure they don’t go hungry. Thankfully, this hasn’t made my cats overweight so far, but I’m definitely going to adjust their diet and start measuring portions now.
How does this measure up to your kitties feeding habits? Have you been overfeeding your little furry friends, or did you have it just right?
This post is a collaboration with Whiskas, but all thoughts are my own. Check out their website and their KIT hub for more information on how much you should feed your cat and their Youtube video for fantastic KIT videos.