Cat feeding

How many times a day a cat should eat? 

  • Arianna J.

    The number of times a day a cat should eat can depend on a few factors, such as age, health, and activity level. In general, however, it is recommended that adult cats eat two meals a day. 

    Kittens, on the other hand, may need to eat more frequently, as they have smaller stomachs and higher energy needs. Young kittens may need to eat up to 4-6 times per day, while older kittens may be able to transition to 3-4 meals per day as they grow. (check out this guide: how much to feed a kitten)

    It's important to note that cats should not be free-fed, or given constant access to food throughout the day. This can lead to overeating and weight gain. Instead, provide your cat with set meal times and portion out their food accordingly. 

    If you have any concerns about your cat's diet or feeding schedule, it's always best to consult with a veterinarian.

  • Chewy

    You can try reading this Yummypets article to learn more about how many meals cats should eat: Understanding how cats eat


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