If the recipe/formula of raw food calls for 100gm (3.5oz) of meat,
do I need to add more than 100g if I cooked it?
Detailed question :
There is a very common formula for "raw" cat food.
3% of BW (body weight)/day (for adults),
5-10% for kittens.
Does the same applies if it's cooked?
Because the weight change when cooked.
For example :
1kg (2.2lb) (raw chicken) →
750g (1.65lb) (cooked chicken)
Is there is a different formula I should follow for cooked meat?
Or do I follow the same one?
If for example that
3%bw = 100g(3.5oz).
If I fed 100 (3.5oz) grams of cooked,
it will be like I fed 133 (4.7oz) grams of raw chicken.
Over the course of the week, that would be about 230g (0.5lb) of extra food.
– extra 300g (0.66lb) / week for my cat 5%BW
– 476g (1lb) if I followed the 10%
To make myself more clear, I'm afraid that by following the raw formula for cooked, I'm giving my cat more food daily than she should eat.
For more context.
My cat is a female [6 months].
I've been following the raw food formula for a couple of months now.
And i think she is getting overweight.
At the beginning of the month (1 December),
her weight record was 2.6 kg (5.73lb) (gained 400gm(0.88lb)/1mth).
She is probably 3kg (6.62lb) by now.