What can feed domestic cats?
If a fluffy and bruised pet has appeared in your house, then your desire to make her stay in your family as comfortable and long as possible is quite natural.
Over the long years of domestication, these animals, although they have become much closer to humans, have not changed many of their habits, they, as before, love to sharpen the claws of your favorite sofa or climb on the entresol as if they were trees, but the most important thing is, of course, diet.
Cats, despite all their softness and fluffiness, remain predators who need a certain range of products that they would get if they lived and hunted on the street.
In order for your pet to grow and develop harmoniously, not to hurt and always delight you with its shiny fur, it is very important to know what you can and what cannot be fed a purebred cat. And even if your Muska or Mist was picked up on the street and its breed is no more than “ordinary yard”, it will still need a balanced diet, which is already talking about fastidious pedigree creatures.
So, for example, many newly-made owners are completely unaware of how to feed their darling properly and are treated exclusively with dry ready-made feeds, while others don’t bother and feed the pet, “so to speak,” from the table, which is fundamentally wrong.
Of course, it’s up to you to decide how to regale your beloved one, but if you want her to have a long and happy life, then it’s better to figure out how to do it right. Nature laid down that representatives of the feline were always engaged in hunting: they caught rats, mice, small birds and other mammals, which, by the way, were swallowed whole.
Thanks to this way of feeding, they provided themselves with all the necessary components; at home, the same effect could not be achieved, of course, but still it’s worth a try. The two most common types of food for domestic cats are feeding with natural products or feeding with ready-made feeds. What is the way to choose?
Feeding the finished feed
Naturally, industrial food, which can always be purchased at the store, is more convenient and easier to use, they will not require any effort from you: just buy and pour in a bowl, no cooking and dirty dishes.
If you decide to follow this path, then you should know that there is no way to save here: in order for the cat to receive a complete and balanced diet that will not harm its health, you need to use only premium quality food. They can be in the form of dry food or "wet" canned food, usually they include Royal Canin, Hills, Nutra Gold, Iams, most often, they are sold in specialized stores.
In such lines, there is necessarily special food for kittens, as well as specialized diets for pregnant cats or neutered cats. If you use industrial feed, it is very important to select them in accordance with the weight, age, and sometimes the physiological features of your pet.
Various advertised and, in comparison with the premium class rulers, it is categorically not recommended to give cats cheap food, as they increase the risk of developing various serious diseases, for example, urolithiasis or joint problems.
The fact is that such cheap food (Kitty Cat, Whiskas, Friskas, etc.) use an excessive amount of flavors and mineral salts, and instead of meat or high-quality by-products, milled bones, skin and feathers are used.
Therefore, if you feed your pet with ready-made feeds, do not save, because by doing so, you are undermining his health. When feeding with dry food, be sure to ensure that your kitty always has access to fresh and clean water for regular drinking, otherwise she may face dehydration.
Remember that feeding with ready-made food should not be confused with natural food, as some pushes owners sometimes like to do. The fact is that with regular use of ready-made canned food, the animal forms a certain mode of operation of the stomach, the production of gastric juice and the enzymes necessary for digestion.
Feeding natural food
Naturally, the most correct and useful option is a natural food, that is, the preparation of special food for your pet from natural products. The diet of such an animal should consist of animal and plant foods, but, as it turned out, not all of it is useful for cats.
The most important thing is that the food should be as varied as possible, it is necessary to accustom a cat to various products from the very childhood, then it will be too late.Do not accustom to handouts from the table, not only that in most cases, they will be harmful to your pet, so you also risk raising a beggar.
Smoked foods and pickles, spicy and spicy foods, sweets and flour are not recommended for cats and cats, do not give any bones, especially chicken, as they can damage the stomach of the animal. Remember that such pets need fresh grass, from which they get the missing trace elements, and also used to effectively cleanse the stomach from wool.
It can be sown directly in pots or purchased already grown in a pet shop. And another thing: if you feed a cat with natural products, be sure to include specialized vitamin complexes in its diet, you cannot do without them.
So, let's start, naturally with meat. He should be the most in the ration of the animal, but there are exceptions here. Poultry or beef is best, but pork is too fat, so it’s better not to give it to an animal. Fish, in spite of the fact that it is considered to be a favorite feline food, should appear rarely in the diet, no more than 1-2 times a week, and always boiled or stewed.
Raw fish to feed domestic cats is not recommended.Next come the dairy products: milk, adult cats, most often, ignore, and if they drink, they can then suffer from indigestion due to lactose intolerance. But for kittens milk is necessary, although sometimes adult cats are absolutely normal, without any consequences, they drink it. Milk can be replaced with fermented milk products: kefir, cottage cheese, sometimes sour cream and cheese.
Do not forget about vegetables and cereals, for a balanced diet of your pet they are simply necessary!
It is best to cook kashki, on milk, water or broth, it is recommended to avoid the oatmeal, rice, and also legumes. Potatoes in cats are not digested, but beets and carrots are always welcome. It also includes zucchini and cabbage, cucumbers, and sometimes even melons.
Do not forget once a week to lure your handsome egg - raw or boiled, it already depends on the personal preference of the animal. All products must be processed before serving, some vegetables can be given in raw form, salt is not added.
Try to choose the best diet for your pet.