New Study Out on the Best Way to Feed a Cat

How to feed cats is a hotly debated topic. Check out the most recent findings from a study conducted by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

A brown cat eating food and licking his lips.
A brown cat eating food and licking his lips. Photography ©bluebeat76 | Thinkstock.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners recently issued a consensus statement about the best way to feed a cat. The statement, called “Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing,” published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, discusses medical, social and emotional problems that may result from today’s feeding practices.

According to the AAFP, the best way to feed cats is to replicate normal feline feeding behaviors (i.e., hunting and foraging) and to feed frequent small meals that the cat can savor alone. To learn more about these feeding tips, visit

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About the author

Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at

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