Feeding Guidelines: Cats

When introducing a new food, it is best to begin by matching the number of calories consumed per day - the number of calories per weight is typically listed near the ingredients as kCal/kg or kCal/oz.

Feel free to use the charts below as a starting point if the number of calories per weight is not available.

Feeding your cat Balanced Blends for the first time? Be sure to read up on how to ​Transition To Raw.​

Raw Chicken Dinner (Daily Amount)
37 kcal/oz, 1285 kcal/kg

Weight, in LB 8 12 16 20
Low Activity Level 4.6 oz
(0.29 lb)
6.4 oz
(0.40 lb)
8.1 oz
(0.51 lb)
9.8 oz
(0.61 lb)
Medium Activity Level (Normal Adult) 5.8 oz
(0.36 lb)
7.9 oz
(0.50 lb)
10.1 oz
(0.63 lb)
12.3 oz
(0.77 lb)
High Activity Level 7.0 oz
(0.43 lb)
9.5 oz
(0.60 lb)
12.1 oz
(0.76 lb)
14.7 oz
(0.92 lb)
Very High Activity Level 8.7 oz
(0.54 lb)
11.9 oz
(0.75 lb)
15.2 oz
(0.95 lb)
18.4 oz
(1.15 lb)

Raw Turkey Dinner (Daily Amount)
40 kcal/oz, 1426 kcal/kg

Weight, in LB 8 12 16 20
Low Activity Level 4.2 oz
(0.26 lb)
5.7 oz
(0.36 lb)
7.3 oz
(0.46 lb)
8.9 oz
(0.55 lb)
Medium Activity Level (Normal Adult) 5.2 oz
(0.33 lb)
7.2 oz
(0.45 lb)
9.1 oz
(0.57 lb)
11.1 oz
(0.69 lb)
High Activity Level 6.3 oz
(0.39 lb)
8.6 oz
(0.54 lb)
11.0 oz
(0.69 lb)
13.3 oz
(0.83 lb)
Very High Activity Level 7.9 oz
(0.49 lb)
10.8 oz
(0.67 lb)
13.7 oz
(0.86 lb)
16.6 oz
(1.04 lb)

Raw Beef Dinner (Daily Amount)
43 kcal/oz, 1505 kcal/kg

Weight, in LB 8 12 16 20
Low Activity Level 4.0 oz
(0.25 lb)
5.5 oz
(0.34 lb)
7.0 oz
(0.44 lb)
8.4 oz
(0.53 lb)
Medium Activity Level (Normal Adult) 5.0 oz
(0.31 lb)
6.8 oz
(0.43 lb)
8.7 oz
(0.54 lb)
10.5 oz
(0.66 lb)
High Activity Level 6.0 oz
(0.37 lb)
8.2 oz
(0.51 lb)
10.4 oz
(0.65 lb)
12.7 oz
(0.79 lb)
Very High Activity Level 7.5 oz
(0.47 lb)
10.3 oz
(0.64 lb)
13.1 oz
(0.82 lb)
15.8 oz
(0.99 lb)

Suggested Servings: 2 times/day — e.g. for an 8 lb. 'medium activity level' cat on our Raw Chicken Dinner diet, feed 2 3/4 oz. twice daily (5.5 oz. total). 

Kittens: Please note that nutrition for kittens can be 3 to 4 times greater than for adult maintenance. It is best practice to feed kittens several times a day based on their hunger levels in smaller portions. 

Pregnant/Lactating: Nutrition requirements for pregnant or lactating cats can be 2 times greater than adult maintenance. Feeding amount may vary based on number of kittens and lactating stage.

Please consult your veterinarian if you are unsure of how much to feed your cat. 

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