Originally Posted by Juniper
My kitties have only ever eaten dry catfood, but after doing some reading, here and elsewhere, I've decided to start supplementing them with wet catfood - I bought some today, but the problem is, I'm not sure how much to give them - the tin only gives instructions for if the cats are exclusively eating wet food. My cats free feed on dry, and they usually eat about 1/2 a cup each of dry food a day, sometimes a bit more - how much wet food should I give them? Thanks in advance!
The tin should also note if it's feeding recomendations are by the animal's wt. or it's age...if it's by weight, and you are using this just to supplement for example, half of their diet (and are decreasing their dry food by half), you'd just feed half what is recommended based on their wt. I.e. a 6 lb. kitty if it says to feed 1 can per 3 lbs., but you are feeding dry as well, you'd cut the amount of dry, and give a single can per cat, split into am and pm feedings (would be how I'd do it).
If you just want to give them a bit of a boost, but not to have wet food equal half their diet, I'd just split a 3 oz. can (or 1/2 of a 6 oz. can) between them once a day.
So...it depends on the size tin (3 oz. or 6 oz or there are 14 oz. cans for some brands) and the amount of their diet you wish to have be canned, and the feeding guidelines (hopefully based on weight).
Hope that's not confusing