The Battle Of- Texas 2010- Winner!
|Purred: Fri Jul 20, '12 4:02am PST |
|What are you feeding now? How much are you feeding, per day? The guide on the bag, is just that, a guide, a place to start, and you have to adjust up or down. In alot of cases, the amount recommended, for the cats weight, is much more than they need. You also have to take into consideration, what they are used for, how old they are, what their activity level is, what protein and fat %'s you are feeding. Its just like with people.
One person can eat like a truck driver and not gain any weight, another person, can eat very little, and still gain weight.
It also depends, on what, you are feeding. If you feed a grain food, which is all the foods in the grocery store, and some of the so called quality foods, and, foods sold at the vet. They all have grains in them. Grains are carbs, carbs are sugars, same as with people.
I feed Blue Wilderness chicken dry and turkey wet. It has the highest protein and fat % of all the Blue foods, but, mine are show cats, they need the higher %'s, due to what they do. Freedom has lower protein and fat % and its still grain free.
According to the guide on the bag, they should be getting 1 cup a day, for their weight, that is way way to much for them.
They get 1/8 cup dry at night and 1/2 3.0 can wet in the morning. And this is per my vet, she figured out the kcal count formula, according to their weight. Believe me, they ain't thin, I wouldn't want any more weight on them.
Cowboy and Cruiser are brothers, from the same litter, Cowboy has a higher metabilism, and is much more active than his brother, so he gets 1/4 cup in the morn. Each cat is different, even brothers from the same litter.
My cats run thru the house at warp speed, like crazy boys. I haunt the Blue Buffalo FB site, long story, to help others, and many many people, cat and dog, say the same thing, how much it increased their pets activity.
Blue Wilderness is by Blue Buffalo, you can get it at petsmart or petco. Yes, it is more expensive than what you would buy in the grocery store, but you feed less of it. It also eliminated Bump's tummy issues and Prowler's crystals. Their fur is soft and shine, another thing everyone agrees on too.
Blue Wilderness has omega 3 & 6 and antioxadants.
Go to the Blue Buffalo FB site and read some of the posts, people put pictures on there too, very pretty cats and dogs.
This is Cowboy, he finished in the top 25 this season, judges don't final, thin cats.
If you do decide, to switch, you have to do the 2 week transistion. Best of luck, what ever you decide to do.