Adult cats do not need to be fed as many times a day as kittens do, however; their nutrition is just as important to make sure they stay healthy. Any cat food that is suitable for cats over one years of age is fine to help an adult cat maintain a healthy diet. There isn’t a set amount of food your adult cat should be eating, all cats are different and the amount of food they eat depends on their metabolism and daily activity. Your cat is healthy is he is well proportioned, you can visibly see his waist behind his ribcage and as you run your hand over your cats ribcage you can feel ribs. If you can’t feel his or her ribs or see their waist your animal may be overweight or possibly obese. Contact your cat’s veterinarian if you think your cat may not be eating enough or is just the opposite overweight. Your vet may tell you to start picking up your cat’s food bowl instead of leaving it down all day or feeding your cat half of the amount you were previously feeding him or her. While the vet may recommend that you pick up the food, you should always have water available all the time for your cat to have access to. Do not allow your cat to eat dog food if there is a dog eating in your home as well. Cats require strictly protein in their diet and dog food will not meet a cats nutritional needs. If dog food is eaten by a cat often your cat can experience several different vitamin deficiencies and if they aren’t caught in time can lead to death. If you notice your cat not eating or showing signs of illness contact your local veterinarian to narrow down the possible problem.