What your cat needs and why:
Fat: found in animal and vegetable fats (essential fatty acids).
Carbohydrates: obtained from grains, rice, beets, etc.
Vitamins: sources – liver, brewer’s yeast, spinach and vegetables.
Minerals: found in meat, fish and green vegetables.
Water: in water and vegetables.
There has been much improvement in mass produced cat food. High quality or premium dry cat food contains all the nutrition that your cat needs. Feeding time is easy – just follow the instructions on the package and adapt the portion according to your cat, so that its weight gain remains stable (i.e. reduce/increase the quantity if your animal tends to gain/lose weight). Note that a Coon may still be a “kitten” at one year old, or even older (for example, a pregnant female). It then attains adulthood and seniorhood after about 10 years. Your vet would be able to advise you on this.