Give Your Cat Wet And Dried Cat Foods
One mistake many cat owners make is feeding the feline only dried foods. I always tell people that the closer you feed your pet to what it would eat naturally, the healthier the animal will be. Cats are hunters that consumed small rodents, lizards and birds, rabbits as part of its diet. They are natural meat eaters. It is best to have a good mix of wet foods filled with nice grounded or chunks of meat as well as a few dried foods now and then. It is also recommended that cats be given more wet foods since felines stay hydrated based upon the type of food they eat than simply drinking water.
Canned products should make up over 3/4 of your cats diet, this ratio will help to reduce the chance of your pet being diagnosed with urinary tract infection. Most can products will show a moisture content of over 75% which is great for your cat. The remaining 1/4 of your cat diet you can use dried foods. Remember that whenever you feed you cat dried food only, the feline should have accessible clean drinking water.
Give Your Cat The Correct Nutritional Needs
So what is a cat's nutritional needs? Well, as i said before cats are natural hunters of meat and most of their diet will definitely consist of protein. Your cat metabolism need fat and protein. But as with any diet when it comes on to our pets, pet owners do have to provide a well balanced pet diet. So ensure that carbohydrate intake for your cat comes from rice and vegetables. The Protein intake for your cat should be roughly around 40% of the diet of your cat. Fat should take up around a third of it. Some good sources of protein for your cat is beef, chicken and of course the cats legendary favorite, fish. Fish should be the primary protein intake for your cat.
Whats In A Label?
When you go out to buy cat food for your feline companion, ensure that it is labeled cat food. You may enter cat food isle and see products labels formula or dinner. These are not full cat foods as they are likely to contain less concentration of ingredients which makes up a full cat food.
Natural preservatives which contain Vitamin E and C are great for your feline pal. There will be cat foods list with artificial preservatives, which are ok, but nothing really beats anything natural right.
Consider food with natural preservatives.
The natural preservatives used in cat food are vitamin C and vitamin E. They are good for felines when they are in optimal concentration in the body. There is no solid scientific evidence that the artificial preservatives are dangerous, but the natural ingredients are always better.
Remember that even though cats are, well cats. Not all cat will find flavor or favor in certain brand and type foods. But no matter which food is chosen, the cat foods selected must have the right amount of protein needed by your cat to keep healthy. If your feline pet has any medical condition, you should definitely consult your vet before buying any type of cat food.