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Choosing the Best Feeding Method for Your Cat

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A major disadvantage to scheduled feeding is that you will need to feed your cat multiple times during the day. This can be especially challenging when caring for kittens, which even under normal circumstances need to eat smaller and more frequent meals than adult cats.

 

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If you cannot decide which method will work best for you and yourcat , talk to your veterinarian for suggestions. There may be age and breed considerations that you need to consider, or you may want to think about arranging for someone to come into your home to help with the scheduled feedings. There are also mechanical food bowls that can be set to feed your pet small portions at specific times throughout the day. In the end, remember that your decision should be based primarily on your cat's long term health, not solely on convenience.

 

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