Does anyone know what the general rule is for how many calories an adult cat should consume per pound of body weight? I know it veries depending on activity level and whether the cat needs to lose, maintain, or gain weight. I'm just trying to figure out a general rule so I can feed the cats accordingly.
I have one overweight cat who is losing slowly but surely. She lost about 0.4 pound in a month, and I haven't had her weighed since, but she looks better and has a much easier time jumping on the bed. Then I have another cat who was pretty thin when we got him. He is pretty active, and I've been feeding him less than what's recommended on the bag, but he appears and feels like he's getting a little more padding than he should have. He's 3 years old and about 14 pounds but has a huge build (his frame is a little smaller than the size of a male maine coon's frame, but I have no idea what breed he is). It's still fairly easy to feel his ribs, but I do have to press through more than a little bit of fat.
Does anyone know roughly how many calories per pound an adult cat should be getting?