How much food should an adult cat be eating?
I've had two adorbable cats (Nelly and Mr.Numchucks) for about 5 years now, both of whom are having weight problems I think mostly due to my parents using one of those self-feeding food dispensers for them. I'm away at college for most of the year, so despite my efforts to try to get the to put the cats on the a twice a day measured out feeding schedule, nothing has come of it.
So I'm wondering, measured out how much should an adult cat eat? We've kept them strictly on dry food, should we start to include some canned food in their diet as well? If so, how much dry and how much canned should we be feeding them? What are your favorite brands of food? What should I be doing to make sure they meet all of their nutritional needs? just any other tips about cat's diets that you'd like to share I would be so grateful! :)