What Do You Feed Your Cat?

StanAndAlf

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I want to here what diet you all have your kitties on! Main diet, feed routines, favourite brands, supplements, toppers, treats, the lot. If you give supplements, be sure to put why you feed them. I want this thread to help others who need some inspiration. Would also love to here recipes for any food items you make at home!

NOTE: please no judgement, if someone feeds something you don't agree with please just keep scrolling unless the food is definitely toxic to cats (e.g. garlic).

I'll go first:

Feed Routine:
Breakfast @ 7am - 1/4 cup of kibble each
Lunch @ 5pm - 1/2 tin of canned food each
Dinner @ 9pm - remaining 1/2 tin of canned food each

I feed a variety of wet food brands and Science Diet Indoor Cat kibble. My main brands are:
Science Diet Adult Cat (chicken chunks in gravy)
Fancy Feast (original pate, chicken, beef or turkey, no fish flavours)
Weruva (Cats in the Kitchen variety)
Tiki Cat (chicken with egg shreds)
Wellness Complete (chunks in gravy and loaf versions, turkey dinner, beef and chicken dinner, chicken dinner)

Supplements/Treats:
Goats milk - once or twice a week as a probiotic
Bone Broth - once or twice a week for extra nutrients and fluids
Quail Frames - every two weeks for dental health
Greenies Dental treats - as bribery
Egg yolk - once a week for hairballs and stool consistency
Occasional strips of raw meat/giblets from whatever I am cooking that day

Tips and tricks - I add a tablespoon of water to each wet food meal they get a day for extra hydration, makes them feel fuller for longer too :)
 

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Purrfect thread idea! Hopefully it can help me learn to back off on judgmental behavior in this section.

Do you buy 3-ounce of 5.5 ounce cans? Which flavors do your cats eat?
 
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Thanks! :)

I buy 3 ounce cans usually. I try to give variance in flavours, chicken being the main one and then turkey, duck, beef and lamb. And the raw meat varies as well, Stan loves kangaroo. They get fish flavour (never tuna, usually salmon) once a week or so as well.
 

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They have 1/2 cup of Tiki Cat turkey dry food out 24/7.

I feed exclusively Weruva wet food 3X a day. They each get a whole 3oz can or split a 5oz can.

Feed mostly chicken plus another protein but sometimes they will get just salmon flavor. I feed them one can of chicken + pumpkin once a week because I heard pumpkin is good for digestive health.

Treats only after they get nails clipped maybe every 3-4 weeks. No toppers or supplements.
 

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Mine (3) have Purina Pro Plan weight control out at all times, (we like to once in a while leave overnight, never take longer than that and need food available to them), and they split one 3oz can of Fancy Feast Gravy lovers chicken twice a day. they have diced deli chicken as treats a couple of times a day, a tiny amount, except for my little 'chicken monster' who has it a lot more. they all take LifeGold, a cancer supplement, and DMG, an immune system builder, in the mornings, mixed in a shared packet of lickable treats. They have Leukemia.
 

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I feed balanced raw food in chunks — i.e PMR :) I have two cats, a still-maturing 2 year old, Jum (ideal weight ~6.5kg), and a fully grown 4 year old, Chips (ideal weight ~8.5kg).


Feeding schedule:
Breakfast, 9:30, 100 grams each
Lunch (if I’m home), ~14:00, 30 grams each, or a whole chicken neck/half a turkey gizzard
Dinner, 19:30, 100 grams for Chips, 75 for Jum
Supper, 23:30, same as above.

Supplementation:
2x raw quail eggs each a week (as per their nutritionist, may discuss increasing to 4) — hairball control, healthy fats, vitamins, and, to a point, kidney preservation (according to an early stage study done in mice).
2mL NN fish oil for cats and small dogs each once a week — omega supplementation, for their furs, claws, etc.
Up to 50 grams each of cat-safe dairy product a week, for healthy fats and probiotics. This is generally raw goats milk kefir, or some kind of quark; generally cows milk, but they’ll sometimes get goats milk quark, as well.

Day Old Chicks — occasional whole prey supplementation. Not nutritionally complete despite being nutritionally dense and nice enrichment, but I’m considering trying mice with them.

Other:

Bonito Flakes — the highest of stinky bribery, generally used as a topper
Dehydrated lung (beef, pork, venison), chicken/Turkey jerky (unsalted), other similar one ingredient things — training treats
Vital Essentials freeze dried rabbit bites/treats — training treats
Water/myoglobin/unsalted broth/raw whey— tablespoon in 1-2 meals a day to increase hydration.
 

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Don't tell my cats you feed all that, they would revolt! My outside cats get what they get, there are too many, and my inside cats are doing fine so far. They are 7, 7.5, and 8 years old.
 

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Toebean gets:

Breakfast at 8am: a can/pouch of wet
Lunch at 12pm: 10g kibble
Tea at 4pm: 10g kibble
Supper at 8pm: a can/pouch of wet

The kibble is MORE Cat Chicken which was supplied by his vet. I may switch to another brand but he seems to really like it, and I'm happy with the ingredient list, tbh. It's not far off what I'd choose for him myself. They do a hairball control version as well which is handy because he's very fluffy.

The wet food cycles between Purina Gourmet Perle in Gravies, Purina Gourmet Nature's Creations (his favourite by far), Lily's Kitchen Tasty Cuts, Canagan (tins of various flavours) and sometimes Felix As Good As It Looks, because it's cheap and he enjoys it. He ate Natures Menu pouches when we first got him, but went off them after a while — they're pate, and he seems to prefer texture.

He's showing slight signs of an allergy, so if my stepped-up dusting and hoovering hasn't helped by October, we might have to try him with some new proteins.

Treat-wise, we give him Feasties.

Kind of in awe of the feeding regimen some of you folks have. :D
 

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What is so amazing about how Americans feed their cats?
Whether the previous posters are American is neither here nor there; people feed their cats well all over the world. It's just a fascinating topic.

Growing up, the family cat ate store brand kibble. There was absolutely no question of sourcing supplements like bonito flakes, egg yolks and pumpkin! We've come so far. 😂
 

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My cats eat at 7:00 in the morning, 1:30 in the afternoon, and 8:00 in the evening. Our boy gets 3 ounces of wet food morning and evening, at lunch he gets 2.5 ounces of wet food and one tablespoon of dry food. The girls each get 1.5 ounces of wet food at every meal and around 2 tablespoons of dry food at each meal or as much as they want. Bowls are washed and put away after meals, there is no free feeding. They each get two Greenies treats a day after tooth brushing.

Wet food is Friskies, Fancy Feast, Tiny Tiger, Purina One, Merrick and my occasional batch of homemade cooked chicken meat supplemented with chicken liver and Alnutrin. Dry is Purina One Indoor Advantage. They might get a little tuna and juice if I’m using a can, and bone broth in the winter when I make soups and stews.

Our boy gets lysine powder in his food morning and night and prednisolone every other night in a Pill Pocket.
 
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