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|Purred: Sun Dec 7, '08 1:34pm PST |
|Since I'm going to no longer allow them to have free grazing with dry food I need to make sure I'm giving my cats enough food.
Seriously, they could eat, I think like 3 cans of Wellness in one sitting-they LOVE LOVE LOVE it, I have NEVER seen them love a cat food so much-but I know they don't NEED that much, so I'm trying to figure out what I should do. Let me know if I have my amounts right.
They are each right around 9 lbs. Gil is on the lighter side of 9 lbs. and Serenity is on the heavier side of 9/10 lbs. My thought was to feed per cat:
1. 1/2 can wet food each day
2. 1/3 cup dry food per day
Is this enough?? I obviously don't want to starve my cats but the way they are with the Wellness food they will want more but not necessarily need it (espeically Serenity, she would eat CONSTANTLY, she DOES NOT have a full button) so I don't want to overfeed, especially since this food is $$$$$ I need to make sure they get what they NEED but not more so we don't break the budget! I wasn't able to get the Core dry today, the store was out of it, so I couldn't see how much they recomended for cats-if anyone has a bag and wouldn't mind checking how much they say to feed/cat around 9/10 lbs I'd REALLY appreciate it. I would think that if they are supposed to get 2/3 cup dry if that is all they are eatting but I am feeind 1/2 can wet then they should get 1/3 cup dry food but I could be totally off on that. I hope this makes sense-it's confusing to me when I read it! LOL!
My main concern is that I don't starve them or over-feed them, I want to know the right amount. I realize for every cat it's going to be a little different, but I can start with the recomended and up it or decress it if necessary, I just don't want to start too low and have starving cats.
Edit: I wanted to add, I am purchasing the 5.5 oz can of Wellness Grain Free for them. So they are each getting about 2.75 oz of wet each day and 1/3 cup of dry each day. (Currently Purina Hairball-YUCK!! I know, AS SOON as Petmart gets in Core I'll be getting that, Purina Hairball is all I have in the house and I can't starve them!-they should get the Core in this week-THANK GOODNESS!!)
Edited by author Sun Dec 7, '08 1:37pm PST