# Question: How Many Pounds If Food Can A Cat Eat In A Month?

## How many pounds of food should a cat eat in a month?

Songster. Of high quality dry cat food, how much do cats eat on average? For example: for one cat 1/2 a cup a day/10 lbs a month.

## How many pounds of food should a cat eat?

According to the Animal Medical Center in New York, a healthy, active 8- pound adult cat requires about 30 calories per pound per day. So, the average 8- pound cat requires about 240 calories per day. Typically, dry food contains about 300 calories per cup, and canned food contains about 250 calories in each 6 oz can.

## How long does a 7 lb bag of cat food last?

There will be approximately 4 cups per pound of kibble. The 3.5 pound bag will have close to 14 cups, the 7 pound bag close to 28 cups and the 15.5 pound bag close to 62 cups. For 2 cats weighing close to 9 pounds, they will eat close to 1 cup per day so the 15.5 pound bag will last close to 62 daysmore.

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## How long does a 20lb bag of cat food last?

A 20-pound bag holds about 100-plus cups of kibble. That means it will last several months. Cats usually weigh about 10 pounds, so you might end up throwing some out. In that case, it might make more sense to just buy smaller bags or break the big one up in two or three smaller ones to freeze.

## How many cups of food should I feed my cat?

If the cat owner is feeding a good quality dry food, that has a good quality protein, then the indoor cat needs only approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup of food each day. Most high quality foods have approximately 500 calories per 8 ounce cup of food. The major protein source of the food is very important.

## How much dry food should a cat eat a day?

Dry food only for an adult cat: 1/4 cup AM and PM. You can divide this into feedings of 1/8 cup 4 times a day. If your cat is already “fat” (let’s be honest), start at 1/2 cup dry per day and in a month decrease to 1/8 cup 3 times a day.

## Should I feed my cat wet or dry food?

Wet food is more expensive and less easy to use but can be beneficial in cats prone to lower urinary tract disease, constipation and that are overweight. Dry food can be a very efficient way to provide calories in thin cats with food volume limitations and allows for the use of food puzzles and food toy dispensers.

## Why is my cat so hungry all the time?

Hyperthyroidism: Cats with an overactive thyroid gland have hyperthyroidism and it makes them always feel hungry. Diabetes: In diabetes, the pancreas isn’t producing insulin properly and as a result, the cat can’t use the sugars produced from digesting food for energy.

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## What is the best feeding schedule for cats?

Cats should eat at least two meals each day, about 12 hours apart. But a breakfast, lunch, afternoon, dinner, and right before bed schedule is an equally great option. If more than 12 hours elapses between meals, the stomach can become hyperacidic causing nausea.

## How long should a 5lb bag of cat food last?

Keep in mind that it’s better to mix a few (2’s ok, 3’s better, 4’s even better etc etc) different brands of cat food off Reaper’s list. So in the first few months, the 5lbs should last approx 5 months, and after that, I’d suggest buying smaller bags as you mix in other foods.

## How long does a 10 lb bag of cat food last?

That sized bag should last one cat at least 2 months if it is all you’re feeding.

## How long does a 6lb bag of cat food last?

16 lb = 64 cups. I use 2 cups per day for my cats and it lasts for a month. If you only have one cat it should last 2 to 2 1/2 months depending on how much you use.

## Is it OK to leave dry cat food out all day?

You can safely leave dry cat food out for several days and it won’t spoil, but it’s best to throw out leftovers and wash the dish on a daily basis, to keep Fluffy’s food at its freshest. Keep in mind that dry food will grow stale within a day and may not be as appealing to your cat once this happens.

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## How do you know if dry cat food is bad?

Some other ways to tell are a noticeable sour or rotten smell, growth of mold or bugs, if the food has been exposed to moisture or humidity, or if your pet shows signs of discomfort or illness after eating the food. You must not serve any canned cat food that’s past its expiry date, whether it’s spoiled or not.

## How long can you keep an open bag of cat food?

Opened cans should be stored in the fridge, at temperatures between 40-45°F, for a maximum of 5-7 days. Any cat or dog food remaining after that time should be thrown out.