Have You Been Feeding Your Cat Wrong All This While?
Most indoor cats rely on humans to feed them. They are often fed “ad libitum” (whenever they want) and usually with other cats in one location (kitchen, dining room, etc.). According to American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), we’ve been doing it all wrong. Cats are supposed to be hunters and prefer to eat small and frequent meals alone, but a solely indoor lifestyle in a multi-cat household can prevent such instinctive behaviours causing them health issues. This could lead to problems such as obesity and stress. The solution to this is simple, feed them in a puzzle feeder or hide small kibbles in different areas of your home forcing them to go hunt for their food. It is also better to separate each cat’s food space in order to ensure and monitor each of their nutrition intake. Cats should eat between 40-66 kcal/kg per day and their treats should not exceed 10 percent of their daily caloric intake.