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Whats the Correct Food for a Cat? April 1, 2008

Posted by Enchanted Gift Shop in Cats, Pets.
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I’ve noticed a lot of questions on some of the blogs/forums I’ve been on lately about what people have been feeding their cats, and also how many times they have been feeding their cats.

As a cat owner I thought I would put a post together about cat feeding as I have learnt a fair bit over the years of having a pet cat or 3.

There are a lot of articles available for free on the Internet about what cats naturally eat, so I won’t go into detail, but suffice to say that what they do eat naturally and what we think they should eat often have big differences!

Be aware of the big companies wanting to sell you their ‘complete’ cat foods, as it is obviously in these same companies best interests to come across as being an authority on cat food and make the information they offer appear as correct.

Read about what a cat should naturally be eating, and then see what these same companies offer as to what they say a cat should be eating, and then think to yourself if it makes sense.

Natures Menu Cat Food

Think about, if a cat was to kill a bird or mouse, what is in the animal that the cat is eating? — protein and nutrients from the flesh, blood and organs, and small amounts of grains/carbohydrates inside the animals stomach – therefore the cat gets a balanced diet, high in protein and nutrients, but also a small amount of grains/carbohydrates.

Something to be aware of, an average cat (3kg in weight) needs about 400grams of food a day, this is best in a wet form (e.g canned meat) over 2-4 meals, but if you can only feed your cat dry food, then ensure the meat content is as high as possible, and at-least 50% +

If it comes down to money, think about the things you spend your money on … do you watch tv, buy dvds, smoke, drink, drive a car, eat junk food? ….. some of these things could and should be used towards the correct care of the animal you have chosen to look after.

Yarrah Organic Cat Food

If you say that it is a ‘hassle’ to feed your cat a certain way, then perhaps you should reconsider your choice of owning a pet — I don’t want to sound condescending, but there are a lot of people who own pets and don’t seem to take the time or effort to feed them correctly.

Not only is it unfair to the animal, but it can also be classed as neglect.

Do you wonder why a cat gets ill time and again (most likely from these same feeding habits) then you take the cat to a vet who informs you to put the cat on yet another type of food (often incorrect too) and so the circle continues….

The knowledge and information is out there, available freely in most cases, it just takes a little time to find it …. but it’s worth it isn’t it? … to see your beloved pet and family member as healthy as possible?

Finally, you might like to read an article that talks about cat feeding, it’s from a holistic website, so goes along the lines I believe in … Feed your cats as nature intended




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