When I first got my cat, I wanted to make sure that I would feed him right. I was afraid he’d become fat since all he does is sit around all day long. After much research and debate, this is the diet that I came up with.
My cat eats once every 8 hours: 8am, 4pm, and 12am (midnight). At 8am and at 12am (midnight) he eats a 3oz can of Fancy Feast wet cat food. At 4pm he eats a 1/4 cup of Wellness Core dry cat food and drinks from a bowl of water next to it.
I started with two portions of canned wet food because I like that it’s filled with moisture. Water is life. I decided to diversify his diet with dry food because many argued that dry food is healthier than wet food for cats’ teeth.
I went with Fancy Feast because it’s the healthiest you can get for the cheapest price. As I’m writing this, Wal-Mart is selling 3oz cans for $0.47 each. The Fancy Feast cans that I’m listing each have 50%* protein content. These are the only cans I purchase from Fancy Feast as they do not contain any corn, rice, or ocean fish high in mercury. The first ingredient is always a meat.
Classic Chicken Feast
Classic Salmon & Shrimp Feast
Classic Savory Salmon Feast
Classic Tender Beef Feast
Classic Tender Liver & Chicken Feast
Classic Turkey & Giblets Feast
*The actual formula to calculate the protein content for these Fancy Feast cans is (11% protein / (100% – 78% moisture)) = 50% protein per dry matter.
I went with Wellness Core because it’s the healthiest I could find locally for an affordable price. As I’m writing this, a 1/4 cup portion of Wellness Core is $0.50 when you buy the big bag. Wellness Core contains 56%* protein, actually making it healthier than the Fancy Feast cans. This recipe does not contain any corn, rice, etc. and only contains meat protein sources.
Wellness Core Fish & Fowl Recipe
*The actual formula to calculate the protein content for this Wellness Core recipe is (50% protein / (100% – 11% moisture)) = 56% protein per dry matter.
I don’t work for any of these companies, nor do I get for this article. I’m a cat owner who came up with this feeding schedule after much research. I hope this information is useful to new and concerned cat owners out there. My aim was to chronicle what I’ve come up for practical and simple to understand use.