Use this calculator to determine approximately how many kilocalories (kcals) a day your cat should be eating to maintain his or her weight. This is a general guideline for the average amount of kcals to feed per day and should be balanced over time. For example, if the calculator recommends 300 kcals per day for your cat, it’s fine to feed 275 kcals one day, 325 kcals another day, 300 kcals another day, etc.
Many factors influence how many kcals your cat needs such as energy and activity level, age, breed, sex, metabolism, etc. Just like people, you might have two cats who are the same weight and need very different amounts of calories to maintain that weight. A 10 lb very active, young male indoor/outdoor cat who lives on a farm, will need many more calories than a 10 lb elderly, female cat who lives in a house and sleeps most of the day.
Our weekly plans are a good place to start when figuring out what the right amount is for your cat. Based on your cat’s weight and the average kcals needed per week to maintain that weight, these plans are calculated taking the specific kcals of the various proteins into account. If your cat is more active, or a kitten, you may need to order a plan for a higher weight cat and if your cat is less active, choose a plan for a lower weight cat.