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How much/when to feed indoor kittycat?

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TiffanyAtBreakfast Fri 21-Feb-14 15:02:47

We have a gorgeous little tabby cat who is four years old. She was living with a very odd family who had four dogs, five other cats and lots of other animals. The cats were all female and for some reason terrorised her in particular as she is a little bit runty (aww). As a result she is very nervous and doesn't go out.

We have been feeding her the same way since we first got her a year go, at the advice of a vet friend, but I'm starting to worry that it's not right for her and we're starving her or something. At the moment she has, every day, along with constant water and the occasional treat:

- A small handful (30g ish) of dry indoor Go Cat
- half a sachet of wet Felix food

Same as above

Is this enough? She is a very lively cat and runs about the place like nobody's business, but obviously she can't get out and about to work off the calories, hence why the vet said we mustn't feed her any more than the above. She's not overweight and is always RAVENOUS when we do feed her, which is what is worrying me.

Any advice would be great smile

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 21-Feb-14 16:02:18

Oh dear, it doesn't sound a lot but if she's indoor only you don't want her getting tubby either.

Could you switch her to a higher protein dry food like applaws? Go cat has lots of cereal filler in it which won't provide her with much in the way of nutrients.

cozietoesie Fri 21-Feb-14 17:02:27

And as she's an indoor cat, maybe also put her dried food in a foraging toy or two to keep her activity and interest up? There's loads of guidance on making them on the net if you're handy (and remember your Blue Peter days) but in the interim, you could get a plastic kibble ball from a pet store, supermarket or online - to be going on with.

This advice sheet (see page 3) might be useful.

teenagetantrums Fri 21-Feb-14 21:46:15

I have two indoor cats, i just leave dry food down for them all day, not sure how much they eat but 2KG lasts about two weeks so about 70g ish each a day if my maths is correct. They only get half a pouch each a day when i get up. The vet says they their weight is fine.

TheDoctorsNewKidneys Sat 22-Feb-14 07:26:50

I have two indoor cats who are a year old.

Every morning, around 6.30am, they get a pouch of wet food each, mixed with biscuits, and a fresh bowl of water. At 9pm (bedtime) they get another fresh bowl of water and I always make sure they have enough dry food to last the night so they don't wake us up at 3am.

If they need more water during the day, they get it. They also get some dreamies every other day or so. Occasionally, I give them an extra pouch of wet at night (normally 1/2 a pouch each) if I desperately want a lie-in the next day!

Terrortree Sat 22-Feb-14 20:06:56

I have two indoor cats. One a breed prone to weight gain. I give two sachets of Sheba each per day, plus unlimited dry biscuits (Royal Canine). Both are average weight.

They are chased around the house quite often though!

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