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Is this diet ok & how much should I feed them?

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I have two 9 month old Siamese. A neutered big over weight male and a non neutered small trim female.

They were free fed dried food till 2 weeks ago. They were fed a combination of dried food and wet/canned food twice daily till one week ago. Now they are fed only canned food twice daily.

The only canned food where I am (China) is Whiskas Oceanic. Is this ok?

I feed them twice a day. How much should I feed them a day or a meal?

What would be a safe amount to feed the fat cat so he can lose weight with out losing health?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
I have never heard of that flavor as I don't feed Whiskas to my cats. I DO know that canned food is better for cats than dry food. Free feeding leads to obesity in many cats so it is good that you stopped doing that. Obesity causes a variety of serious health issues in cats. Wet food tends to have less calories and the water will help keep them from getting UTIs.
Is there anyway to get some other flavors of Whiskas? Maybe some chicken?
post #3 of 9
Hi
Good for you for making the switch. I have seen many examples when cats are switched from dry to wet of cats moving to their correct weight. I would feed them as much as they want for now and you can make adjusments in ther future if needed.
Is oceanic all fish? An all fish diet shouldn't be fed. If it's a problem, you may want to consider a raw diet which you would have to specially prepare.
To judge the quality of the food, you want the first ingrediant to be a muscle meat like chicken and as little in the way or no grains if possible.

I know I didn't answer your question quite the way you wanted it answered. Cats have different metabolisims, bodies so thie r nees in the amount of food to be fed are different. 20 -25 calories per pund of cat is a general guideline to stay the same weight.
As I said though, most cats lose weight just from the switch from fry foods to wet
Best of luck
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Originally Posted by walkover View Post
I have two 9 month old Siamese. A neutered big over weight male and a non neutered small trim female.

They were free fed dried food till 2 weeks ago. They were fed a combination of dried food and wet/canned food twice daily till one week ago. Now they are fed only canned food twice daily.

The only canned food where I am (China) is Whiskas Oceanic. Is this ok?

I feed them twice a day. How much should I feed them a day or a meal?

What would be a safe amount to feed the fat cat so he can lose weight with out losing health?

Thanks
I know china in limited in "pet foods" ... do you cook??
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
Is there anyway to get some other flavors of Whiskas? Maybe some chicken?
No. I've checked the two largest stores in my area and there is only one type and flavor of canned food available. What is the problem with a fish canned food?

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Originally Posted by optionken View Post
I know I didn't answer your question quite the way you wanted it answered. Cats have different metabolisims, bodies so thie r nees in the amount of food to be fed are different. 20 -25 calories per pund of cat is a general guideline to stay the same weight.
Do you know how many grams of canned food would give 20-25 calories?

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I know china in limited in "pet foods" ... do you cook??

Haha no I never cook for my self or for cats.
post #6 of 9
30z = roughly 85 grams... easiest way is the GENERAL guide of 14 grams to 28 grams per 1/2 a kilo( I use lbs so 1lb =2.2 kilos??)
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30z = roughly 85 grams... easiest way is the GENERAL guide of 14 grams to 28 grams per 1/2 a kilo( I use lbs so 1lb =2.2 kilos??)
Thanks for the reply Sharky.

Do you mean for eveyr 1/2 kilo a cat weighs, feed it 14 to 28 grams of canned food?
post #8 of 9
Not so much at your cat's age but the problem with fish is the phosperous levels can be high, mercury and they still need meat
If you are intereste in a raw food diet that you can prepare yourself, here are a few sites
reading
http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

With a vid
http://www.mousabilities.com/cats/fo...Today_complete

Pictorial
http://www.catnutrition.org/pictorial.php
Best of luck
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Originally Posted by walkover View Post
Thanks for the reply Sharky.

Do you mean for eveyr 1/2 kilo a cat weighs, feed it 14 to 28 grams of canned food?
YES...

The meat supply in China is ??? able and IMHO would not actually recommend raw food;0
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