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# How Much should I Feed My Cat?

How much cat food a cat can eat in a day? I believe that many masters are not very clear about the answer to this question. Today I will take you to understand the calculation methods of cat food intake at various stages, so that you can have an accurate answer to how much cat food your cat can eat in a day.

## The formula for calculating how much cat food a cat can eat in a day

The calculation formula is universal, you only need to know the relevant value, and then you can easily calculate the cat food weight that your cat needs every day through the formula. First of all, we need to know how much energy is contained in the cat food or canned food we are using. Generally, the energy value is marked on the ingredient list of canned cat food and cat food packaging bags, for example: 375kcal/100g, 3750kcal/1kg and other similar words.

After knowing the energy value of cat food, you also need to know two values, one is the weight, and the other is the cat’s daily calorie requirement. For example, the calorie requirement of a 10-month cat is 80kcal/kg. The final formula is as follows:

The weight of cat food consumed by cats each day (g) = (weight * daily calorie requirement) / cat food energy value

Suppose I have a 10-month-old cat weighing 2.5kg, and the energy value of cat food consumed by the cat is 375kcal/100g, then the calculation result is as follows:

(2.5kg*80kcal/kg)/375kcal/100g=53g

So I have to feed the cat three times a day with 18g of cat food each time, for a total of 53g. This formula is more reliable. This formula is more reliable. It can be increased or decreased according to the cat’s weight. Next, let’s talk about the amount of energy a cat needs every day in each growth stage and how to ensure that the cat has a balanced intake of nutrients.

## Kitten

Kittens will start weaning after 4 weeks of birth. Cats in the weaning period need to gradually adapt to drinking water from a basin. You can buy some kitten products to help them adapt to new eating methods under the advice of a doctor.

Cats from 3 to 4 months old have been completely weaned. At this time, they can consume kitten food by themselves. The recommended daily intake is 250kcal/kg. When choosing cat food, pay attention to nutritional balance and ensure that nutrients such as protein, fat, and vitamins are included in the cat food. Due to the small stomach capacity of kittens at this stage, they should eat less and more meals during feeding, which can be fed 4-5 times a day.

The size and weight of cats aged 5 to 7 months have changed drastically compared to a few months ago. At this time, cats will still maintain high nutrition and high-frequency intake, and they will eat more and more, with a daily nutrient intake of 130kcal/kg.

The daily energy intake of 8-month-old cats is 100ckal/kg. The feeding method of kittens at this stage can gradually transition to the feeding method of adult cats. The number of feedings can be reduced by 1-2 times a day (maintain 3 or 2 feedings a day), and the kitten food should be changed to adult cats. grain. The transition method is very simple. In the beginning, add a little adult cat food to kitten food, and then gradually increase the amount of adult cat food mixed into it, so that the cat’s stomach can gradually adapt to the adult cat food.

When the cat is 9-11 months old, it can already eat adult cat food. At this time, it needs to consume 70~80kcal/kg of energy every day, and its exercise ability is also increasing, and it will become very fond of exercise.