are best served raw and at room temperature
the source of your cat’s proteins
are provided by the inclusion of sardines and other beneficial oils and fats
meat in chicken and turkey provides higher levels of some nutrients
fibre will not normally be required, but if your cat is constipated, add a
small amount of ground pysllium.
It’s OK to
share some of your meat food scraps with your cat—but watch their weight
gain—and NO cooked bones!
Tinned Cat Food
has had tinned cat food mixed with his meat meals. You should continue this so that tinned food
makes up between 15 and 20% of each meal. Commercial tinned cat food is about 70% water,
so if you have an over-weight cat, feeding tinned cat food is one way to reduce
How Much Should you Feed your Cat?
You should feed
according to your cat’s age, weight, activity levels and health.
Use the following table as a guide. Young kittens grow fast and need lots of
nutrients to help grow big and strong.
Be stricter about
feeding quantities once your kitten is over 9 months of age—feed enough to keep
him strong and healthy, but not enough to produce a fat over-weight cat—but
don’t starve him—he is, after all, a large to medium well-muscled, active
Cat Weight (kg)
Kitten 3 mths (cup
Kitten 5 mths (cup)
Adult Active (Cup)
Adult Moderately Active (Cup)
Adult Older Inactive (cup)
How Many Meals each Day?
Catz’ kitten has been having breakfast and dinner each day whilst in our
care—both meals the same size.
You should continue two meals per day,
reducing the quantity of breakfast gradually over the next 3 months, so that by
about 9 months of age, breakfast is just a snack and dinner is the main meal.
remember that your Ocicat kitten is growing – body, brain, muscles, nerves –
and he needs good quality food in sufficient quantities. Your kitten will eat as much as 1 ½ to 2 cups
of food each day – if he gobbles his food quickly and then cries – he is still
hungry – increase his food portions.
When he is
between 6 and 9 months old, you can start to monitor his weight, but he is
still growing until he is over 1 year old.
Dry Food Addict Cats
Set up regular meal
times for your cat.
Mix meats and high
protein canned cat food with your cat’s dry food to get him used to a different
Leave the food out
for 30 minutes, then put it away (don’t worry, he won’t starve).
Pet and praise your
cat whilst he eats—also hand feed him the food.
Add a ’tempter’ as
a topping—try cheese; dehydrated meat
flakes; dehydrated liver sprinkles; juice from water-packed fish; chopped, cooked meats.
canned cat food at every meal, no matter how long it takes—he will eventually
Slowly reduce the
dry food portion of her meals until you are adding none at all!!