What to Feed Your Pet Cat

When you settled to own a pet  cat or kitten, your next concern will be the cat food and its diet. A kitten at the age of seven and eight weeks old might need four or 5 little meals daily and some lukewarm milk. Milk must be served warm to any cat. Because of the kitten’s fast growth rate, the demands for protein and caloric consumption might be more than a full-grown cat. This ought to continue until the kitten is around eight or nine months old.  This is when the growth and activity begin slowing down.

Cats can be given instant cat foods in cans with some added cooked of canned fish, meats, and a one-minute egg yolk added to warm milk.  When the kitten turns four months of age, the food needs would lessen to two meals daily. Adult cats should be given solid cat food two times every day, early morning and early evening.  The feeding bowls and 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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