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MagnifyingGlassSearch Fri 27-Apr-18 18:23:40

can I ask how much you feed them each day?

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ilovewelshrarebit123 Fri 27-Apr-18 18:29:21

My cat is on a prescription diet and only has 60g a day. This isn't a lot and she'd eat more, but she's somewhat chubby! 🙀

I'd personally only go for the high quality dried food like Purina, Hills, James Wellbeloved and Pets at Home own brand is good. The feeding amounts go on your cats weight and it's on the packet.

My vet said always feed them the amount they should be and not what they are!

ineedamoreadultieradult Fri 27-Apr-18 18:32:23

I have 2 cats and their food is down constantly (a great big bowl of it) They only eat what they need. They have always had free access to food and are indoor only due to one of them being prone to fits. They are perfect weight so obviously able to self regulate.

MagnifyingGlassSearch Fri 27-Apr-18 18:34:52

Thanks Ilove. That's what I'm feeding my cats, one is slim and the other is fat. They can't eat each other's food because feeders are microchipped. Fat cat is a timid couch potato and never goes far. I can't understand how she can be so fat on 60 grms of kibble a day. I give them top quality food, high protein, Sanabelle at the moment.

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Toddlerteaplease Fri 27-Apr-18 19:47:06

I give them 2/8 of the Royal canin measuring cup twice daily. I've got one fat and one skinny cat. Not really sure how I can get one to loose weight and the other to put it on. Tried microchip feeders but that was a non stater!

MagnifyingGlassSearch Fri 27-Apr-18 19:49:35

My cats took a few days to get used to the feeders but it's worth persevering. They can't eat each others food, no flies around and no smells (Sanabelle reeks!!).

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Aspieparent Fri 27-Apr-18 19:52:36

We have the same problem one fat cat one skinny cat we have done everything we can to help the fact cat lose weight she's not very active and refuses to be active the vet said there's not really anything else we can do to help her she just wont do it.

Whereismumhiding2 Fri 27-Apr-18 21:00:46

Mine only eat dried food, Royal Canin. They now turn their nose up at anything else including wet food of any make (unless it's fresh ham or chicken, fresh from our plates!). All 4 cats get the same amount (but one would steal the others' food if he could !). We do 1/3 -1/2 mug full each, twice a day. I have 2 fat cats and 2 slim/muscular ones. One of the fat cats is twin to his slim brother (there were 6 of them in litter but I don't know phrase for 6 ...sextuplets?!). My fat cat baby is far lazier than his adventurous sextuplet brother though!

DownAtFraggleRock Fri 27-Apr-18 21:05:07

Ours eat the portions set out on the packet - food bought from Vet.

One is fat and one is thin. This is because one is a sloth in a cat suit grin

Doobigetta Sat 28-Apr-18 19:20:40

She goes through hungry phases, but not all that much- probably around 60g. We give her more than that, but she doesn't usually finish it. Or if she does it's overnight, and then she isn't interested in breakfast the next morning. She's always interested when the dish is first put down, but only has a few mouthfuls and then wanders off. She doesn't sit and how through the lot any more like she did as a kitten.

Didiplanthis Sun 29-Apr-18 20:38:04

Both of mine eat about 60g. One stuffs hers in minutes, boy cat grazes so they have microchip feeders too. Boy cat is skinnier but won't eat any more but probably because he catches and eats young rabbits !!

CatchingBabies Sun 29-Apr-18 23:26:15

Sanabelle cat food is very expensive for what it is (not particularly high meat content, full of grains and other additives). Any particular reason why you feed that? Applaws would be cheaper and is much better quality.

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