The ideal cat diet is one that is rich in protein and low in carbohydrates and also contains a fair amount of water. Over the years, we have always recommended our clients to feed their cats with the proper kind of food like dry food because it’s essential for their teeth! Although, recently, we’ve learned that dry food has some demerits. First, dry has contained carbohydrates and does not provide sufficient protein. The outcome of this is just the same as those people who consume many carbohydrates – weight gain!
Below are some simple guidelines for you to use to feed your cat for good health.
- In most cases, cats like to eat their meals when they are hunting and catching prey in the wild – dawn and dusk. So it is often the best time to feed them. Make sure your kitten avoids eating sliced/flaked foods and feed your cat with the patè style food. Your cats are more satisfied with higher protein diets, which probably make them feel less hungry after eating canned food. In the case of high carbohydrate diets, the effect is the opposite.
- For each day, feed your cat a measured amount of food each day. It’s okay to dole the food out in several meals, but you have to know how much food you are putting out each day. Use at least as many feeding stations as you have cats in a multiple cat household and try to put dole out food more than once a day. Even if you feed your cat with a low-calorie diet, it is better to limit the total amount to control it’s the weight.
- If possible, purchase the ideal automatic cat feeder. It works as an assistant to enable users to feed their pet cats efficiently with less stress. This feeder works automatically. It can be scheduled to signal treats, making it pleasant for users who want their kittens to be well-taken care, especially when they’re not around.
- Feed your cat with an abrasive diet. These are diets that are made to be rougher and designed to provide healthy teeth to your cat. Always add the dental menu with regular dry food.
So how much do you think is the right amount of food for the average kitty? The proper calorie intake can be calculated using a formula that has been worked out for the basal metabolic rate with additional calories for stress and other health factors.
Tips for Feeding kittens for for good health
Your kittens are similar to little growth machines; they have building muscles and bones, and burning calories. Feed your kittens with a diet that is designed for growth and development.
Naturally, the mother cat brings prey to its home to the kittens so that they will learn to eat solid foods. As the kittens grow up to become an adult, she carries the prey home in a lively state so the kids can learn how to kill prey for themselves and also how to hunt.
A good mother cat may usually tend to bring home mice and will teach her kittens to be good hunters. Other kitties may tend to favor lizards or birds, and her offspring will tend to reflect such an attitude in their future behavior.It would be best if you did not give your kittens half-dead mice to kill, but we can copy the mother cat by offering the kittens variety of foods.
Give your kittens both canned and dry, with different flavors – just a variety of foods. This will enable your kitten to develop a broad palate which aid in the reduction of finicky behavior in the future.