Be careful! This recommendations for animals without digestive problems. For cats with digestive problems, consider the nuances and follow a diet prescribed by your veterinarian.
Despite the fact that the cat is a pet, it is a predator, like a lion, leopard or puma. And it means that the basis of its diet is made by food with high protein content. This is mainly raw meat, because in the wild, there is no one to cook chicken for dinner.
How can we feed cats?
1. Lean beef, lamb, meat of a rabbit, chicken meat, turkey, organ meats (heart, hem, kidneys, etc.). The meat cut on slices, which is previously exposed to frost, it is given only raw.
2. Fermented milk products: kefir, cottage cheese, curdled milk fat content of 3-5% without sugar or flavoring additives.
3. Raw or boiled eggs (chicken, quail), 2-3 times per week 1\4 whole eggs.
4. The bran (mixed with fermented milk products)
5. Raw, chopped vegetables (don’t use potato or tomatoes) or grass.
What should not be in the diet for cats?
1. Food from your table.
2. Fried food, fast food.
2. Grain, bread, pasta – any products with the high content of starch.
3. Milk, fat dairy products.
4. Raw river fish.
Cow’s milk doesn’t possess nutritional value for cats, and besides, it can cause in our pets of a problem with digestion and disorder of intestines. At adult cats the intolerance of lactose develops, so, they can’t digest those components which contain in cow’s milk, it leads to digestion violation, in particular to diarrhea. Many consider that with milk the cat receives all nutritious elements necessary for her organism. But actually, cow’s milk isn’t able to satisfy food needs of a cat. It in general can do without milk, the proof are wild cats who, without having opportunity to receive it, well live without it.
Can you mix the dry food and natural food?
This is not just wrong, but also dangerous for several reasons: there can be problems with digestion. The explanation is simple: natural food is easily digested, while dry food for normal digestion requires a lot of water. The stomach in either case gradually adapts, but sharp change of food complicates a gastrointestinal tract and can lead to a chronic gastroenteritis, intestinal obstruction, and other dangerous conditions.
How to calculate the amount of food?
Up to 9 months – 10% of the weight of the cat’s body, after 9 months – 5%. If an adult cat leads a sedentary lifestyle, you can reduce the amount of food for 20-30% of the total. The resulting daily volume of food is divided equally between raw meat and milk products.