Obesity is one of the biggest problems that house cats face.
With obesity comes a lot of different medical issues that can significantly reduce your cat’s lifespan and cause her pain and discomfort.
In this blog post, I would like to share the ideal daily caloric intake for cats.
Keep in mind that these are just estimates. Consult your vet to know exactly how many calories your cat should have in a day.
A Quick Overlook: Daily Caloric Intake
Did you know that about 58% of cats in the United States are overweight?
Being overweight brings with it some serious health conditions such as heart issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, cancer, etc. So, it is important for a cat to be within a healthy weight range.
All these issues can simply be avoided if your kitty is in the right weight range.
Domestic cats mostly weigh between 8 to 10 pounds, while Persian cats have a weight range of 7-12 lbs and Maine Coons have an ideal range of 10-15 pounds.
For cats that have problems with weight, you need to know the exact number of calories a cat needs to maintain the ideal weight. Your vet can provide you with an accurate number. However, following is the general range:
Keep in mind that the calories mentioned above are just an estimate. The actual number depends on the cat’s health, age, level of activity, etc.
Do you have questions? Leave them in the comments, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.