How To: Change Your Cat’s Food


If your kitty is growing up or you’ve been recommended a specific food by your vet, you may be wondering how to transfer your cat onto their brand new cuisine. Let’s explore how we can do this without upsetting your cat physically or emotionally!

Change the food over a couple of weeks

Any sudden changes can lead to your furry friend turning foe…especially if they enjoy the food they are currently on or are prone to an upset tummy. 💩

Easing them into their new food over a couple of weeks will ensure that they gradually adapt to the new diet without any surprises.

Ensure the accurate amount per serving

Ensure that you are providing the correct amount of food depending on your cat’s weight (or ideal weight if they’re hoping to shed some pounds)!  You can find these recommendations on the back of the food packaging.

Remember you can always ask to check your cat’s weight with the vet - it’s a good idea to keep an eye on any changes, especially when they’re growing out of those cheeky teenage years! We recommend that you weigh your cat every 3 months.


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Keep an eye on their toileting habits

Any changes in the poop can be an indicator that their tummies are not coping with the change. You might notice that they smell slightly different - this is totally normal. However if the consistency is looser or firmer than usual, slow it back down.

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If you have any doubts, concerns or notice blood in their stools, don't hesitate to contact a vet.

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Our 2 week guide

Day 1-3

Introduce around a teaspoon of their new food in a small bowl alongside their current food. This can have a very different texture, taste and smell to what they’re used to, and so do not worry if they do not seem interested at first - it is very normal for them to ignore it for the first few days.

Day 4-6

Only start this stage once your cat finds the new tasty food appealing. Feed 25% of the recommended amount of their new feed and 75% of their original feed.

Day 7-9

Feed 50% of their new feed and 50% of their original feed.

Day 10-13

Feed 75% of their new feed and 25% of their original feed.

Day 14

Feed 100% of the new diet.😸 Do not worry if the transition takes longer than expected - the key is to change them gradually to avoid any surprising side effects.

Is your kitty keeping active?

Moggie can tell you.

Is your kitty keeping active?

Moggie can tell you.

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