Originally Posted by littleraven7726
I only put out how much he eats between feedings. If there's any left after 24 hours it gets tossed (say he didn't eat all by his second feeding, so I didn't put more out). At our house Nabu doesn't really eat dry food, so I only put out enough for snacks between wet feedings for Stimpy. A total of 1/4 cup for 24 hours, that's if he eats it all. Lately he's been eating 1/8 cup at the most of dry for a day. We can't run the AC and it's been pretty warm. I pretty rarely have to throw dry food away.
My cat doesn't eat much anyways. I used to throw away whatever the left over until I learned how much she exactly eats.
Now I feed just the enough for what she'd eat per day which is 3/8 a cup of dry in the morning(& left it out for 24 hours) and 1/8 of 5.5oz can of wet in the evening. I use separate bowls(both stainless) for dry & wet but I clean both everyday, usually in the morning before I feed her dry food. She always finishes off dry but wet is depending on her mood & appetite(I suppose). The bowls always get slimy & sticky even the one for dry, so yeah, it kinda makes sense that she does not eat anything if the bowls are unwashed...