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Age is another factor. Kittens are growing, and need more calories than adult cats of roughly the same weight. Cats are also more active, which brings us to the next factor.
In general, outdoor cats burn more calories than domestic cats, because they tend to be more active. However, if your cat runs a lot in the house or plays hard, it will burn more calories than one content of snoozing in your window most of the day.

Obviously, pregnant or nursing cats will need more calories than those that are not. They provide nutrition to the cats, in addition to themselves.
How much food does my cat need?

Most dry foods contain 500 calories per 8-ounce cup or 8-ounce serving. Cats weighing 10 pounds need 300 calories per day if healthy, or 1/2-2/3 cup of dry food. A spayed or neutered cat will need just under 260 calories, or about ½ cup of dry food.

A healthy 20-pound cat requires 500 calories a day, or 1 cup of food. A stationary 20-pound cat requires about 440 calories per day. On the other end of the spectrum, a 5-pound cat would need 180 calories if unaffected, and 155 calories if repaired.

When it comes to wet foods, most wet cat foods have 150-200 calories per 5-ounce serving. Wet food contains more water, which helps the kitties stay hydrated.
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Will cats stop eating when they are full?

It really depends on the cat. However, 50% of cats are obese, and it is clear that many cats cannot regulate how much they eat.
Do cats know they are full?

Cats never know when they are full. It is common for cats to devour themselves and eat more food if they have access to it. Think of a small child. Do you expect your toddler to know when to stop eating? Most parents look for signs that their child is full, rather than expecting to know when to stop eating. Especially if it’s a food they really enjoy.

A young child is not likely to eat vegetables, but he will definitely eat all the candy he can get. You can expect the same behavior from your cat. They are unable to self-regulate their food intake.
Do adult cats know when they are full?

Some cats know when they are full and stop eating. However, 50% of cats between the ages of 5 and 11 are obese or overweight. This tells us that the majority of cats will continue to eat even when they are full.
Regulating food intake

It is also important to adjust your cat’s food intake with age. An active one-year-old kitten requires more food than a very inactive 10-year-old cat.

Cats maintain weight just like humans with a simple mechanism.

If you continue to feed your cat the same amount you gave them when they were one year old in 10 years, it is likely that the cat will become obese. The amount of calories they consume has decreased, but the amount of calories they eat has stayed the same.
cat metabolism

The metabolism of cats is a little more complicated than that of humans. Just like us, their metabolism slows down when they reach middle age. The average lifespan for cats is 4-9. At this time, you can expect your cat to ask for less food because it burns calories more slowly. Experts recommend a 20-30% reduction in food intake during this time period.

However, after middle age, things reverse somewhat. At age 11 and up, cats have trouble processing fats and proteins. This means that they need more food than they do in middle age.

I think it’s this way. If a middle-aged cat gets 90% of the nutritional value from her food in her body, but only gets 70% at age 11 and older, she would need to increase her food intake by 20% to cover the gap.

This is just an example, not a specific metabolic change. It is best to work with your veterinarian to determine how much to feed your cat. They can run metabolic tests to see how your cat’s metabolism is working. They will then combine this with your cat’s age, weight and activity level, to determine how much your cat needs to eat each day.