The ideal food for your cat
Cats are carnivores, predators. This should not be forgotten, even if you have a completely gentle homemade caress. Their nutritional needs orbit around products rich in animal proteins, fats and carbohydrates of the same origin. Of course, the issue of vitamins and minerals that every living organism needs cannot be overlooked either. Cats will be healthy and happy when their nutritional needs are adequately met.
A curiosity about cats says that they are animals originating originally from desert areas. Paradoxically, their food in those areas was very rich in water, because other springs were difficult for them to access and cats generally do not like the water. That's why your cat doesn't have to drink a lot if she receives food rich in water. Feeding your cat only with dry food, on the occasion of which she won't have the opportunity to drink water, is a way for her to dehydrate. That's why dry food and wet food should be combined in a daily diet and your cat should always have access to fresh water.
How many portions per day?
Contrary to appearances, cats have quite small stomachs and should eat as often as possible, but in small amounts. Long breaks between meals are not at all in their nature. The minimum number of meals per day for a cat is two. It is best to serve four meals a day, although their size must be adjusted to such a rhythm that the cat does not gain too much weight.
Feeding of young cats
Young cats have a high demand for protein and calcium throughout their growth period, which are the main building blocks of hard tissue and muscles. For this reason, cat food intended for young cats that have these priorities should be used. The amount of feed should be selected according to the recommendations indicated by the feed manufacturer. Too much food will cause your cat to lose weight.
Replacement milk is also an important part of the diet of the smallest cats. It should be fed until the eighth week of their life, after which they can be slowly weaned by replacing them with other foods, i.e. dry and wet food.
Adult cat's diet
The diet of an adult cat should be based on adult food. Usually it is enough to choose one brand and one taste, after which it is recommended to stay with it for a longer period of time. Changes are not bad, but cats usually do not need more variety in terms of taste.
Balancing the cat's diet
The amount of food should be adjusted to the cat's weight and lifestyle. It's a good idea to consult your vet before establishing a suitable feeding method for your cat. Excess food always leads to the development of obesity, which in turn is the shortest way to worsening cat health.
Wet food can be a variety of cat's diet, which the producer of dry food, which is the basis of the cat's diet, certainly has in its offer. It should replace part of the meals and not be an addition to the basic diet.