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How much Nutro dry a day?

post #1 of 9
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I am in the process of switching Marlee to adult food (Nutro Natural Complete Care). The bag says for a cat between 5 and 10 lbs feed from 1/3 - 2/3 a cup a day. Thats a big difference, and I'm wondering what amount Marlee should be getting. She is right around 9 lbs I believe. She gets some of the Nutro wet canned also. Any ideas? I just want to make sure she does not become overweight. I figure it'll be much easier to start her on a correct amount then have to put her on a diet later.
post #2 of 9
That's a tough one. The 2/3 cup is presumably for an unneutered, outdoor cat, so I'd stick closer to 1/3 for her. When I feed Nutro, I give Jamie (almost 14 lbs.) 1/4 cup (30 g.) of it in the morning, and then canned in the evening. If he were just getting dry, he'd get 1/2 cup (60 g.) of Nutro a day for "maintenance".
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post #4 of 9
Zoey eats Natural choice and she eats about 1/2 cup with about 1/4 teaspoon wet
post #5 of 9
Sadie & Dexter both eat Nutro N C Complete Care Weight Maintenance --- dry, free feed and 1 pouch split in the AM.

I have found that for my indoor adults...
a smaller amount than the manufacturer's recommendation is needed.
post #6 of 9
Skittles was getting 3oz wet in morning and free feed all the kibble...
post #7 of 9
The vast majority of cats will do well if they are allowed to free feed. I would recommend starting with about 1/2 cup a day and see where that leads.
post #8 of 9
I guess you're talking about Complete Choice. Well - I feed Sukiey a 1/2 cup of Complete Choice Lamb and a 1/2 cup of Purina One chicken and rice each day. It seems to be satisfactory to her.

post #9 of 9
Try free feeding for a couple days and measure the amount they eat per day. You can then assess the difference it deviates from the recomended value.

Coming off a raw diet, I feed various dry feed, Nutro being one of them, in slow rotations because certain feeds lack certain nutrients. Nutro is a good food however it lacks the proper protein; carnivores prefer majority protein from animals rather than plant proteins.
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