The connection Between Frequency of Feeding, Nutrition and Behavior
Cats have a natural drive to hunt and stalk their dinner throughout the day. However, free feeding (which typically is in the form of dry food that has high-carbs) can lead to hyperactivity and obesity. The other extreme of feeding once-a-day can contribute to aggression, stress, anxiety, and irritability which can be due to a decline in blood glucose. Therefore, properly-sized portions can be divided into small servings for feeding cats a minimum of two or three times a day.
Many complain about their cats trying to wake them up early in the morning to eat. If that’s the case for you, consider placing a few treats in a cat puzzle before bed time for your cat to enjoy mental and
physical satisfaction while satisfying their instinctual and hunger needs.
At the Hotel 4 Cats, our cat boarding operating hours enable cats to be fed 2-4 times a day. If you cat has special cat care or feeding needs, adjustments and optional alternatives are discussed and finalized based upon your authorization.
We have a feline behavior specialist available to help create a
customized improvement plan for you and your cat.
For services and fees go to www.HeartfeltFelines.com or call 412-973-9368 mobile
Blog adapted from Animal Behavior Institute (ABI).