Here are three common ways to feed a cat:
|Meal feeding||Food is provided at specific meal times (often 2 to 4 times) during the day but is not freely available between meals; both canned and dry foods can be fed in this manner.||
|Free choice feeding||Food is available at all times; only dry foods can be fed in this way.||
|Combination feeding||Canned food is fed as a meal, often twice daily, and dry food is freely available.||
Finding the right feeding plan for your cat
The type of feeding plan you choose will depend on many factors, such as the number of cats in your home, and the age and health status of your cats. Your veterinarian can help you decide which method is most appropriate.
Are you feeding multiple cats?
Cats are solitary feeders, so when there are multiple cats in the home, it can be difficult to know how and when to feed each cat. Learn more feeding tips for multi-cat homes.