A cat should be given high-quality and nutritious food at least twice a day. Cats must also have access to clean water in a bowl that's cleaned daily, unless a veterinarian says otherwise.
A cat owner should speak with a veterinarian to determine the best feeding schedule for a cat. A proper feeding schedule allows cats' bodies to repair tissue and maintain proper energy levels. A cat may require more or less food if it is sick, recovering from an injury or not very active. The amount of food a cat requires can also be affected by extreme temperature changes and reactions to hot and cold weather.Learn More
According to WebMD, for most dry cat food brands, an adult cat needs to be fed just a little under a cup of food per day. An adult cat requires approximately 30 calories per pound of body weight each day.Full Answer >
Cats are capable of a much wider range of vocalizations than other human pets, especially dogs; cats can make more than 100 sounds, while dogs tend to have only about 10 sounds in their vocabularies, meaning that cats are 10 times more loquacious than their other four-legged counterparts. However, this does not mean that cats are superior communicators in general; it just means that they 'talk' more and have larger sound vocabularies than dogs do. Dogs use other methods of communication, and are particularly adept at using physical communication to let people and other animals know what they need rather than simply relying on making sounds.Full Answer >
According to The International Cat Association, there are 55 breeds of cat that are allowed to compete on a championship level. The number of officially recognized breeds changes between organizations. TICA also points out that the number of breeds grows as new breeds are developed.Full Answer >
A female cat may experience decreased fertility over time, but there is no limit on the amount of litters a cat can have. A typical female cat is able to go into heat and become pregnant when she reaches sexual maturity, which is typically at 5 to 9 months old.Full Answer >