|A cat naturally eats just until he is full, but if there’s a bowl of constantly available starchy kibble to snack on he can develop the habit of over-eating, especially if the environment is under-stimulating and she doesn’t have enough to do to occupy his body and mind.
“Happy hour at the Carbo-Bar” (free-feeding dry food) puts him at risk of becoming obese. If your cat is healthy he will not become fat if he gets two meals a day of actual meat. The main problem with free-feeding kibble is that a cat eats and eats but never gets truly satisfied because the food lacks the nutrients his body requires.
Radio show host and pet expert Tracie Hotchner is the author of The Dog Bible and The Cat Bible. Click here to follow her on Twitter.
March 12th, 2010