The table below is a guide, based on feeding 2% bodyweight of an adult cat.
Thomas: So, Claire, the short answer to your question is that If you accidentally fed your kitten one or two meals of adult cat food, it’s not going to harm him. But you should not be feeding him a regular diet of adult cat food until he’s at least a year old.
Pet food labels include information regarding stage of life. food, for example, contains more protein and fat than adult cat food and is appropriate for the first year of life. Some foods are labeled for senior cats, young cats, inactive cats, etc. There are also therapeutic diets for specific health concerns. Feed the appropriate food for your cat’s stage of life. If you have any questions, consult with your veterinarian. If you’re feeding raw food or doing a homemade diet, seek advice from your veterinarian or veterinary nutrition expert in order to ensure your cat is being given a safe and appropriate diet.
Based on 4kg adult cat inactive feeding guide.
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Any recommendations on serving sizes I can make can only be a starting point for you. (This page will discuss feeding adult cats. How to feed kittens is discussed elsewhere.) Determining your cat’s ideal daily portion size is not as easy as a chart which tells you: if your cat weighs this much, feed her that amount. Cats are individuals. Some are big, but thin. Others are small, but fat. They are young and old, male and female, active or sedate, and more. Some have fast metabolism and others don’t.If you find a begging cat intolerable, start conditioning your cat early and consistently by feeding him or her at a quite, designated place – preferably not in your kitchen or dining room, so your cat does not form a strong food association with these areas. If you feed your adult cat three times daily (like morning, evening, and just before bed) as much as he or she needs to maintain body weight, and refrain from giving food out of the fridge or from the table, your cat should settle into a routine that is comfortable and predictable for both of you. Feed treats away from areas where you prepare and eat your own food, and keep groceries and the trash out of your cat’s reach. If your cat is allowed into the kitchen and on counter tops, this means you must keep food stored away and inaccessible. If your cat is successful in snatching food off the counters, he or she will continue to check these areas out for food. After all, they are not stupid and will not resist instinct simply to be a good kitty for you.My suggestion is to feed a 65 g (1/4 cup) portion 2 – 3 times every day to the average healthy adult cat with a lean body weight of 4.5kg (10lbs.) Unless you have a very large cat or a young and active cat, 99% of cats will fall into this portion range. Some older, more sedate cats may gain weight on that amount of food and benefit from having the food watered down.Look for a food that has an AAFCO statement, similar to this: “Animal feeding tests using AAFCO procedures substantiate that (this food) provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of adult cats.” AAFCO stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. In addition to setting guidelines for nutrition labeling on pet food, this group also helps to determine what nutritional guidelines must be met in pet foods. Look for a food that has undergone animal feeding tests – this means that this food has undergone feeding trials and meets the nutritional and calorie needs of an animal in this life stage.