How to Feed Your Cat

Whether your cat is a finicky or overzealous eater, her instincts may shape her preferences in ways you've never thought of. You'll ultimately have the best handle on your cat's preferences for taste, smell and texture, but here are a few other factors to consider in making feeding time more effective and enjoyable.

Transitioning Your Cat to a New Food

It’s always best to transition your pet’s diet slowly to avoid potential stomach upset and allow your pet’s digestive system to adjust to any new ingredients.

Cat Food Portion Control

Pet obesity is a common problem. To help keep your cat at her ideal body condition, it's important to follow feeding instructions and our recommended daily feeding amounts.

Feeding Toys for Cats

If your cat is overweight or has a tendency to gulp her food in a single sitting, consider using a puzzle feeder or a food distributor ball.

Placement of Your Cat’s Food

n the wild, cats like to have a clear view of their surroundings in order to detect the approach of rivals or predators. This means that where you place your cat’s dish plays an important role in her level of comfort at feeding time.

Bowl vs. Plate: Choosing A Dish for Cat Food

Your cat’s whiskers help her navigate her surroundings, determine if she can fit through openings, and communicate her mood. Here are tips for choosing a dish that works with her whiskers, not against them.