You may have noticed that cats do naturally tend to eat less during the summer. We’ll get on to the why later, but unless you suspect deteriorating health as the reason there’s no need to start worrying just because you see the odd crumb being left in their bowl.
If you do have concerns over the amount your feline should be eating, or they are on a prescription diet for a medical condition, then you may want to pay extra attention to mealtimes when the warmer months begin.
Whenever we talk about a cat’s diet, it’s vital we focus on finding the right balance.
Felines need energy in order to go about their daily activities. This energy comes from the protein, fats, carbs, vitamins and minerals found in their food.
And that’s why regardless of whether it’s July or December, we would advise you just carry on feeding them the same amount you always do. If they eat it all, fantastic; if they leave a little, that’s fine, too.
Rising temperatures can wreak havoc on appetite and energy levels so you will want to be mindful of that when the sun finally finds its hat.
Serving your feline food in the shade will not only prevent them from getting all hot and bothered while feasting, it will help keep their food fresh and appealing.
Also, if you are feeding them outdoors be aware of any bugs or other animals that may make a beeline for an unguarded bowl.