“Cat lick biscuits” – are they beneficial or harmful?
Today, I’d like to address a topic that many pet owners might be curious about:
Are “cat lick biscuits” truly beneficial? And if so, how much should we give to avoid any harm?
First, let’s get to know “cat lick biscuits”.
These treats are favored snacks for our feline companions, often used by owners to show affection.
The main ingredients are similar to regular commercial pet food, including proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Additionally, they may contain synthetic additives for flavor and aroma enhancement, as well as stabilizers to maintain the food’s integrity. Each brand may have different formulations, so it’s essential to check for any allergens if your cat has a history of food allergies.
Next, let’s discuss the recommended daily intake of “cat lick biscuits”.
Many times, when our cats meow for attention, we tend to reach for these treats immediately. However, this approach may have long-term consequences, leading to behavioral issues and even kidney disease if the treats are consumed excessively. Today, I’ll share how to calculate the appropriate weight and calorie intake for your cat to ensure a balanced diet.

To calculate the resting energy requirement (RER) – the energy needed while at rest – you can use the formula: 70 x (weight in kilograms)^0.75 or (30 x weight in kilograms) + 70. Then, multiply the RER by factors based on the cat’s age, neuter status, and activity level to determine the daily energy requirement (DER). Here’s a general guideline:

  • Kittens: 2.5 x RER
  • Adult neutered cats: 1.2 x RER
  • Adult intact cats: 1.4 x RER
  • Cats prone to obesity: 1.0 x RER
  • Overweight cats on a weight loss regimen: 0.8 x RER
Therefore, to determine the appropriate amount of “cat lick biscuits” per day, you must consider the calorie content per serving. Don’t rely solely on the recommended intake stated on the label, as it might exceed your cat’s daily energy requirement. Overfeeding can lead to weight gain and various health issues, including diabetes, bone and joint problems, respiratory diseases, skin conditions, and even certain cancers.
So, how should we choose
“cat lick biscuits” for our furry friends? Look for reputable brands with clear sourcing and expiration dates, detailed ingredient lists, and calorie information per serving. After introducing the treats, observe your cat’s water intake, as excessive consumption may indicate high sodium content in the biscuits.
For instance, VF+Core offers three formulas developed and recommended by veterinarians:
💛 LS: Lysine supplement for cats, aids in balancing the digestive system and boosting immunity.
❤️ RB: Blood tonic for dogs and cats, nourishes blood and promotes overall health.
💚 JC: Joint care for dogs and cats (prescription only), alleviates joint pain, reduces inflammation, and delays joint degeneration without side effects.