How and when to feed an adult cat?
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How and when to feed an adult cat?

It is very important to feed an adult cat the right amount of food and at regular intervals, however, this can be not so easy – the nutritional needs of cats vary greatly. Recommendations for the daily amount of food in terms of cans of canned or dry diets are just basic values. It is extremely important for your pet’s health to regularly monitor his physical condition and adjust the daily feed intake as needed.

Hill’s recommends simple procedures to help keep your cat healthy:

  • Weigh your cat
  • Start feeding her according to the directions on the package and your veterinarian’s advice.
  • Assess the animal’s physical condition using an online animal body mass index scale every 2 to 3 weeks for the first 6 months.
  • Adjust the amount of food you feed your pet according to the result.
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Switching to a new food

If you choose to transition your cat to Hill’sTM Science PlanTM Feline Adult Optimal CareTM, this must be done gradually over 7 days. Mix the old diet with the new one, constantly increasing the proportion of the latter until you completely switch to Science Plan, and your pet can fully enjoy the taste and benefits of the excellent precisely balanced nutrition that Science Plan Feline Adult Optimal Care provides.

You and your veterinarian Your veterinarian is your best source of information about your pet’s health and well-being. Ask him to monitor your cat’s weight regularly, as achieving and maintaining an ideal weight not only reduces the risk of developing certain diseases, but also ensures a long, healthy and vibrant life for your pet.

Consult with your veterinarian about which of the three feeding methods is best for your pet:

Free Choice Feeding: Food is available to your cat at any time. Timed feeding: Food is only available to your cat for a limited time. Feeding limited by the amount of feed: Feed is given to the animal in certain portions at certain fixed times every day.

Vesi Your cat should always have enough fresh water. Not being able to quench your thirst for a long time will damage your pet’s health. Hoolitse While it’s hard to resist the temptation to give your pet a treat from the table, remember that these treats don’t provide the right balance of nutrients. Practice moderation when it comes to treats – too much of them can lead to weight gain or nutrient imbalances.  

Järgmine samm At the age of 7, your cat will reach the senior age category. The nutritional needs of older cats are different from those of younger cats, so you should change your pet’s diet. Hill’s™ Science Plan Feline Mature Adult provides superior nutrition for cats 7 years of age and older. By using Science Plan Feline Mature Adult you will keep your pet looking younger for longer.

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