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How much wet food daily?

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Bogburglar75 Fri 29-Jul-16 12:08:06


Bogbastard has had a couple of bouts of cystitis so after good advice on here (thank you) Im moving him to all wet food. He is enjoying those tins of Applaws plus Sheba pouches. Unlike the dry which he nibbled at through the day he now polishes the bowl and informs me later that he is STARVING smile

How much by weight/amount do you feed yours if you give all wet? He's a big beast - 5kg+, neutered and having a very active summer out in the garden climbing fifteen feet up the wisteria and so on.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 29-Jul-16 12:14:54

Puccini is a really small cat, on the Advocate packet he comes under the same as ferret size grin

He has dry Iams in a bowl for snacking plus 2-3 85gm pouches of Sheba but rarely finishes it all so probably eats 2 pouches. Some days I give him raw beef instead of Sheba.

Lillagroda Fri 29-Jul-16 12:22:38

Mine get one 55g pouch and two 85g tins a day, but they are smaller, 3.9kg and 4.2kg respectively, and indoor only. This is fine to maintain them at that weight.
They have only been on all wet and natural for two months following years of IBD misery with one of them, and only since then has she stopped being picky and started to ask for more, at the tender age of ten, so it could just be that it's really really tasty, rather than actual hunger!

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Jul-16 12:39:53

Mine is fed all wet but tends to be lean (was down to 3.5kg)
He usually eats 3 pouches a day, but often drops to 1 confused on his "NOT hungry momma!" days
I basically give him as much as he wants, as he doesn't get fat

Bogburglar75 Fri 29-Jul-16 12:40:31

Thank you. It sounds as if we might be selling him a bit short - he's been having one 85g tin per day and between one and two of those 50g Sheba pouches. I may need to be slightly more sympathetic to the pathetic meows and pointed looks at the empty bowl!

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Jul-16 12:43:21

Sometimes I give half a pouch then when he begs, give the other half wink
Seems to fool him that he's had two meals

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 12:46:47

Seniorboy is now about 3.3 kg and generally finishes off 4 pouches of Country Hunter over 2.5 days. (Plus he has cold meat for lunch and a 'pudding treat' of some sort in the early evening. blush)

He's not only indoor though - and has a good number of years on him - but isn't exactly any more. It being high summer, I have actually turned off his electric blanket but most of the year he likes to luxuriate on that rather than strutting. smile

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 29-Jul-16 12:48:22

Harry has 20g of James Wellbeloved dry for breakfast and 2 x 10g for lunch and supper. For dinner he has a Nature's Menu pouch, either the normal one or Country Hunter, depending on what comes out of his food basket!

WellWhoKnew Fri 29-Jul-16 12:50:12

2 -3 pouches per day per cat but they are indoor cats. They are moving to the country soon and will be allowed out to roam the fields. I expect to be giving them 3 or so per day, but I do top up with Royal Canin Anti-hairball for one of the cats.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 29-Jul-16 12:51:20

Any chance of a new picture of Seniorboy cozie?

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 13:06:36

I have some from last night but they're a bit dark. I'll try to take another today if the sunshine holds. smile

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Jul-16 13:53:25

Ollie says in reality he is starving and clearly never gets fed hmm

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 13:58:07

Ha. What weight is he now post-escapade?

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Jul-16 13:59:40

He hasn't been weighed recently. I'm working on sitting on the scales with clicker training next grin but so far we have sit and also touch my hand with paw
He's a lot glossier though but I can still clearly feel his spine

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 29-Jul-16 14:05:57

Asbo weighs 6.1kg and has 4-5 pouches a day. He isn't fat.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 29-Jul-16 14:10:45

Omg that must cost you a fortune Fluffy!!shock

Good job they're all so cutewink

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 14:24:00

Seniorboy working hard this afternoon. smile

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Jul-16 14:26:00

Awww! I want to snuggle him, he is adorable

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 29-Jul-16 14:27:56


PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 29-Jul-16 15:09:22

He's gorgeous! If I was to have a breed rather than a domestic shorthair (Harry is not a moggy!) I would have a Siamese. DH isn't keen though so he might have to go...

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 16:44:21

I felt a positive glow of pride when The Lodger was registered by our new practise as a DSH. grin

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 16:46:35


That was the autocorrect. wink Clearly just wanting to keep me on my toes. grin

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 29-Jul-16 17:30:18

You'd think senior boy would've earned Friday afternoons off by now.

cozietoesie Fri 29-Jul-16 17:46:55

Not at all - being elegant and beautiful is a 24/7 job! grin

NeedACleverNN Fri 29-Jul-16 17:51:24

Toots is just coming up to 6 months and has half a pouch/foil or 8 frozen nuggets mixed in with two teaspoons of biscuits a day.

She has biscuits free range and I see her eating them and drinking water.

She can't be starving as she will eat half of what I serve and go back later for the rest

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