Is it normal??? My cats eat can food 3 times /day and dry food in between.?
And they still ask for more!!
- CF_Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
depends on the kind of food they are on...
canned 3 x a day is too much for an adult cat
once a day is fine and it should only be 1 teaspoon of canned per serving - the cans tell you to feed more so they sell more food
dry should be left out all the time - the qualty of the food will determine how much the cat eats.. the cheap foods use alot of fillers (corn, byproducts, etc) so the cats have to eat a lot more of them to get any kind of meat.... ALL foods at grocery or Wal Mart are crap - too much filler - not enough nutrition PLUS added fat to fool the owner into thinking its good food (fat = glossy coat) and the fat makes the food more tastie/addictive to the cat...
better foods = less eating = less poop
- MickLv 51 decade ago
It seems pretty normal to me. How much they eat is more important than how often. Many cats are nibblers and eat a little bit at a time many times a day.
On the other hand, if your cats are eating a lot many times a day, that's a problem!
There's an easy way to tell if they're eating too much. If they're fat, they're eating too much.
Since they get wet food thre times a day you might want to eliminate the dry. Dry food is full of carbs and promotes obesity as well as other long term health problems like chronic kidney failure.
Read this and you'll know more about feline nurtition and feeding your cats than most vets: http://www.catinfo.org
- GailLv 44 years ago
Yes, It's Perfectly Fine For Your Cat To Only Eat Dry Food. If You Really Really Want him To Eat Wet Cat Food I wouls Suggest Maybe Buying Some Catnip and Sprinkling some In The Wet Cat Food. (this will not harm the cat) and put it by him/her. this should help/work.
- old cat ladyLv 71 decade ago
It is normal for a cat to eat a 5.5oz or 6 oz can of cat food per day. With three cats that would be three cans. The dry food should be extra for them.
It can depend on what brand of canned food you are feeding. Grocery store brands with by-product meat as poor quality foods and would not be satisfying your cats' nutritional needs. Same for the dry food.
Good canned food choices are: Natural Balance (quite a few formulations including chicken, turkey, venison, salmon), Lick Your Chops (chicken, turkey, fish, lamb), Wellness (chicken, beef, turkey, turkey with salmon), Innova (chicken only). All these brands also have high quality dry foods. Felidae is a quality brand (my cats eat the meat and leave the vegetables in that).
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
It depends on how much you are giving at a time and how many cats you have. You may want to watch to make sure that all of your cats are being allowed to eat. If particularly aggressive cats or other animals (dogs) are blocking access to the food, then some of the cats may still be hungry if you have a lot.
I would consider the suggestions about getting them checked out for worms.
- 1 decade ago
Cats do not need to eat more than twice a day. Canned food is like giving kids icecream - they never turn it down and they always want more! :) I would suggest switching them to dry food. Read the labels and leave no more out per day than what the labels say. They will whine and complain at first, but remember - no cat has died of starvation while a bag of cat food has been nearby!
- sara_pk1Lv 41 decade ago
It depends - is this amount for each cat, or what they eat combined? And are they still skinny or losing weight? If so, see a vet to be sure- could be worms. :(
If they are still kittens, then they will eat more because they need more to grow properly.
Otherwise, cats are grazers by nature- they eat small, frequent meals all day long. So as long as nobody is losing weight eating that much or getting really tubby, you're probaby fine.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
stop feeding them so much. dont leave cat food sitting out. feed your cats 2 times a day in the morning and at around 5:30 in the evening
- bpbjessLv 51 decade ago
As long as they are not losing weight, that is fine. Be sure that your cat is not over-eating. Some cats who are dominent will eat until they can no longer move and need to have their food regulated.
- oldmanarnieLv 41 decade ago
I WAS TOLD BY A VET ONLY TWO TIMES A DAY BUT I FEED MINE ONCE A DAY CAN FOOD AND LEAVE DRY OUT ALL DAY THEY WERE TO THE VET LAST WEEK AND ARE THE RIGHT WEIGHT FOR THEIR SIZE. THEY TOLD ME YOU NEED TO WATCH CATS WEIGHT BECAUSE IF THEY STAY OVERWEIGHT THEY MAY DEVELOP DIABETES