Compared to humans, your cat needs a high-fat, high-protein diet along with other important nutrients. Cats usually eat many small meals throughout the day, so they easily adopt a free choice feeding schedule to maintain their normal body weight. Dry foods, such as IAMS™ PROACTIVE HEALTH™ Healthy Adult with Chicken, are best suited for free choice feeding because they stay fresh for a longer period.
Here are few tips on how to feed a cat:
Wondering what do cats eat ? Cats need nutrients from animal-based protein sources. Providing the vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other components found in a portion of complete and balanced pet food can help your cat live a long and healthy life. It is important to avoid supplementing your cat's diet, as doing so may lead to a variety of health problems.
When selecting cat food, refer to a cat nutrition chart that offers the following nutrients:
Same time, we recommend you control the amount of food you feed your cat. Even if it is a weight loss-based cat food, the quantity should be checked properly.
The amount to feed your cat depends on its age, size, and activity level. Feeding guidelines that recommend the daily amount of food you may feed your cat are included on all IAMS packages. Start feeding your cat the mentioned amount and adjust according to its needs. Remember to divide the portion accordingly if you feed more than once a day. With that said now, take a look at this chart on how much to feed a cat:
|Weight of cat (kg)
IAMS offers a high protein diet food for cats that are either underweight or overweight. The IAMS Indoor Weight and Hairball Care food is made with a formula that is suitable for cats who are either in need of increasing weight or decreasing it. The benefits of this cat diet plan are as follows:
There is no problem if your cat prefers to eat alone, as long as it finishes what you have put on its plate.
One of the reasons your cat is hungry all the time could be that it is not being fed the right food. Diseases like diabetes and hyperthyroidism can also make your cat feel hungry all the time. If you notice unusual symptoms in your cat, it is advisable to get it checked by a vet.
If your cat refuses to eat, it might not just be because it is a finicky eater. It may also be experiencing health issues like kidney failure or infection in its intestines. Another reason for your cat rejecting food maybe furballs. Furballs are foreign obstacles that get stuck in the cat’s digestive tract, making it hard for your cat to eat food. So, if you notice your cat not eating food, it is advisable to consult the vet immediately.
If you have ruled out health issues with the vet, then here are some tips on how to feed a cat:
Here’s how you can know if your cat is hungry:
It may also steal food to satiate its hunger at odd times.
If you feel that your cat is acting hungry even after feeding it the right amount daily food, it might be a greedy eater.
Here are some tips to recognize a hungry cat: