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Old July 25th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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Could I be feeding too little?

Okay, I'm wondering if I may be feeding the gang too little food.

I split two cans between the 5 in the morning and then another 2 can's in the evening. Each cat gets two tablespoons in the morning and then two in the evening. When I only had Vlad and Oksana, I was splitting two cans a day between them and they rarely ate all of their food.

But I'm thinking I'm giving them too little. I managed to stop the dry free feeding so they all just eat canned. I've been weighing them monthly, and so far the last 3 times they have been weighed, Vlad and Oksana have been steady and Maks and Kiska have been gaining a good amount of weight.

I do notice the girls usually don't eat as much as the boys so I think between them all they are all getting what they need.

Still, how much do you guys typically feed your cats? I don't want to starve my gang but I don't want to give them so much they will have weight issues.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 05:10 PM
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Well, i am obviously no expert on food, but it seems like a pretty reasonable amount to me. And as long as there weight isnt decreasing and they are healthy i dont see the problem! lol..
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Old July 25th, 2008, 05:57 PM
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I figure it works out to just about a little less than a can a day for each, which I think is probably what they need.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Sounds good to me. I think rather than focusing on how much they eat, it's always a good idea to keep track of how much they weigh. That's ultimately what counts. If they're getting fat, feed less, if they're too skinny, feed more.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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i am nit sure what kind of canned but i know with wellness the recommend is 3 cans or about 6 ozs i can seems like a liitle bit to little Du eats about 2 cans a day and is stedy at 12.5 lbs

amanda on the other hand will eat all day all the time but only gets 2 cans a day and abour a thrrid a cup of dry
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Old July 25th, 2008, 06:21 PM
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i am nit sure what kind of canned but i know with wellness the recommend is 3 cans or about 6 ozs
If you're talking about the little cans, each one is 3 oz, so 3 cans = 9 oz. The medium cans are 5.5 oz each and the biggest ones are 12.5 oz.
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