Hi...I have 2 adult cats and a kitten. They are all free fed..I have always free fed all my cats..I never thot it was bad..
Both my adult cats are in perfect body shape accoarding to my vet..I guess I would say that if the cat gets overweight to put him on a time feed schedule..My friend has to do that with her cats cause they never leave the bowl otherwise..
I guess what I am saying is...It all depends on your cat..!
Hope that Helps..!