Thursday, January 22, 2009

Knowing how much to feed your cat

Did you know that your cat's stomach is only about the size of a quarter? Of course, this is before it is filled with food and expands. Many experts have argued about what is the proper amount to feed your cat. You want to be sure not to overfeed. Although a few tablespoons of food may be enough for your cat, some people say that you need to feed your cat more. For about an average sized cat, a half of a 12 ounce can should be enough. However, you don’t necessarily need to measure out how much, as most cats will only eat until they are satisfied. Feeding your cat twice a day is plenty. You can allow your cat about 15-20 minutes to eat. Start by scooping out a few tablespoons, and if she devours that, add small amounts of food until she is full.

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