How much should my cat eat?
The general rule is an adult cat should eat two to three percent of their body weight per day. So as an example a ten pound cat would eat 3.2 to 4.8 ounce a day. Calculate how much you will be feeding per day and place the frozen amount in a container with a lid in the refrigerator to thaw at least 24 hours before feeding time. We suggest that you feed your cat two meals per day, evenly dividing the daily requirement. Leave the food out for no longer than 15 minutes, and then take away any leftovers. You may cover the food and return it to the refrigerator.
A kitten will eat more than adult or senior cats. Kittens could require twice as much food per pound of body weight as adult cats, as they are growing, and not just maintaining their weight.
Whether feeding kittens, adults, seniors, or pregnant or lactating mothers, Pooky’s Homemade remains the same, though we do NOT suggest our recipe for cats with kidney disease. Always check with your veterinarian if your cat has any health issues.
Introducing Pooky’s HomeMade to Your Cat
Most cats will eat Pooky’s HomeMade straight from the refrigerator once it is thawed. There are a couple ways to deal with finicky cats and changing their food. One point is that cats like their food at room temperature. It’s not a good idea to feed frozen Pooky’s to your cat. In some cases, you may want to take the thawed Pooky’s from the refrigerator and let it sit for ten minutes.
Another trick when you begin serving Pooky’s Homemade to your cats. You may need to work the food in gradually with the previous cat food. Start out with 25% Pooky’s Homemade and 75% whatever you were feeding your cat. Each day, increase the amount by another 25% of the Pooky’s Homemade. By the end of four or five days, your cat won’t want to eat anything else. On the other hand, many cats go right for Pooky’s with no transition time needed.
Many cats prefer eating off a plate rather than from a bowl, because a plate doesn’t interfere with their whiskers.
If you forget to remove the daily allotment of food from the freezer, you can thaw food by placing it in a container and then setting it in warm tap water. NEVER “cook” the food in a microwave because it will destroy some of the benefits of Pooky’s Homemade.
ADULT CAT FEEDING: Amount by Cat Weight
0-5 lbs = 2-3 ounces daily
5-10 lbs = 3-5 ounces daily
10-15 lbs = 5-7 ounces daily
Feeding kittens or pregnant cats – increase by double or another third to the cat’s weight listed above.