The Best Cat Food: What To Feed Your Cats

Once you've decided to have a cat or kitten as a pet, your next concern will be the cat food and its diet. A kitten aged between seven and eight weeks old may require four or five small meals daily and some warm milk. Milk should always be served warm to any cat. Because of the kitten's rapid growth rate, the demands for protein and caloric consumption may be higher than a full-grown cat. This should continue until the kitten is about eight or nine months old. This is when both growth and activity begin slowing down.

Cat may be given

instant cat foods in can with some extra cooked of canned fish, meats, and a one-minute egg yolk added to warm milk. When the kitten turns four months old, the food requirement would lessen to two meals daily. Adult cats must be given solid cat food two times a day, early morning and early evening. The feeding bowls and the feeding area for the cats should be kept clean and pleasant.

Due to the carnivorous nature of cats, they instinctively kill animals smaller for food. More often, they feed on the whole kill—entrails, flesh, and bones, including the contents of the victim's belly, such as grass, at the moment of its sudden death. Unsupervised cats and feral cats automatically receive


well-balanced diet this way even when some of it could be secondhand. Having a cat as a pet places the responsibility of its diet on the owner.

Although a cat's dietary demands may be similar to ours, cats require more protein-rich food. Protein should comprise about 30 percent of the cat's total consumption. Cats may not grow up as fussy eaters if the owners don't raise them that way. Carefully chosen, commercial cat foods can ensure a nutritionally balanced diet for your cat. These may be supplemented by food scraps, such as bits of meat, organic mashed potatoes, and vegetables, but these types of foods should not comprise more than a quarter of the cat's total intake or else these could ruin the balance the prepared food provides.
 

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© Athena Goodlight (repost from 2012)



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  • MysticAnnie  13-05-2014
    This is a really interesting article. My cat Cookie is ten years old and I want to make sure I feed him the right food. We live in an apartment so he is an indoor cat. At the moment he enjoys Hills Science diet. I am trying to make sure I feed him the best food for his age and health condition. He is quite fit and runs about a lot, and loves to play with my 12 year old Yorkie dog. I just really think it is important to stay on top of a pet's fitness and health.
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