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How much food should a cat eat?

We found a stray cat and it's been eating 3 -4 times a day, a can of food a day is that good.It's a medium large cat.It's a hassel feeding it all the time it won't eat dry food,haven't tried the moist dry food though.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Mar. 30, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Our vet told us we were over-feeding our cat. That 1/2 cup of food per day is sufficient for any adult cat. In reality though our cat eats about 1/4 cup of dry food a day plus 1 can of wet food but it's a small can, like Fancy Feast size.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:21 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Depends on what the cat's weight is like. We took in a stray that looked like she was a few days away from starvation. We gave her unlimited food until she didn't have ribs poking out anymore. Since then, she gets about 1/2 a cup a day. She won't eat cheap kibble, either. She only likes the more expensive kinds. She's picky about that. Try different kinds of dry food to find one he likes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • Bless you both and any others who help strays....thank you
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • WE HAVE A STRAY THE WAS DOOMED TO DIE AND SHE IS FAT (NOW) SHE EATS 1/2 CUP ONE A DAY ...NO CANNED FOOD...SHE ONLY LIKES THE FANCY CAT FOOD TO NO STORE BRAND FOR HER!
    ELIZABETHSMO902

    Answer by ELIZABETHSMO902 at 9:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

  • It depends how active the cat is as well. If she/he spends much time outside hunting or just wandering around it will need more food than an indoors couch potatoe cat.

    Thank you for giving puss a home. Our four cats were all unwanted strays and what good friends they are. Our old tomcat will only eat human food, meat or fish.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 10:31 PM on Mar. 30, 2010

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