Cats feel fuller longer and are less likely to beg for food if they have one meal a day rather than two or more snacks.
Studies show that cats are better at controlling hunger when given a good amount of food once a day, which mimics their eating habits in the wild. Experiments have shown that a single meal resulted in greater satisfaction in cats compared to those fed small meals four times a day. The study authors stated that feeding cats once a day can wean a cat from begging and meowing pitifully throughout the day.
Veterinarians point out that in the wild, cats often “starve periodically” before finding their next snack. Reducing food intake and food intake can also reduce the risk of obesity in domestic cats from overeating, which shortens life and provokes disease.
“This approach is another trick in a veterinarian or cat owner's toolbox for managing the weight of the animal and keeping it healthy and happy. And we must always look at each individual animal and consider the lifestyle of the cat and its owner. This approach may be useful for increasing satiety in some cats, but it may not be useful for others,”the newspaper Metro quoted the co-author of the study, Professor Androni Verbrugge.
Feeding habits and regimens vary depending on the cat's age, health status, and living conditions. Younger cats may need more food as they tend to burn more energy and move more actively. At the same time, cats taking medications twice a day should maintain a two-time diet.
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