When the cat reaches the age of one year, then it must be transferred to the diet and feeding of an adult pet. After all, the diet of a kitten and an adult cat is significantly different. Firstly, the kitten needs to be fed often and in small portions, and secondly, the balance of vitamins and minerals in food for kittens and adult cats is also different.
Ready-to-eat cat food
Some people feed their pets artificial food, but many do not know that there are different foods:
- Economy class feed – they are made from cheap second-grade raw materials. This class of feed contains by-products and soybeans, and this provides a low energy value. Therefore, in order for the cat to eat, she needs a large amount of this food. Also, economy class feed contains a large amount of preservatives, dyes and flavor enhancers. Therefore, it is undesirable to feed cats with such food for a long time.
- Premium feed is made from natural meat and offal. They also add vegetable protein and preservatives with a dye. If you feed your pet with such food, then add vitamin complexes to its diet.
- Super premium food is made from natural meat and contains all essential vitamins and minerals for a feline body. This food is ideal food for cats and cats.
Natural food for cats
It is quite difficult to compose an ideal diet from natural products, because it is strictly forbidden to feed cats “human” food and food “from the table”.
The cat is a predator, and the main part of the diet should be meat and meat by-products.
Foods that can be fed to cats:
- Boiled or frozen lean meat (beef or poultry).
- Vegetables (carrots, cauliflower, asparagus beans) – can be fed either raw or cooked several times a week.
- Porridge (oatmeal, rice, buckwheat) – give your pet mixed with meat, this can be your pet’s main daily meal.
- Fermented milk products (low-fat cottage cheese, low-fat kefir and fermented baked milk) – can be given 2 – 3 times a week.
- Vegetable oil (1/2 teaspoon) – mix with food three times a week for normal bowel function.
- With natural nutrition, vitamin complexes must be given to the pet without fail.
How many times a day to feed the cat?
In no case, do not feed your pet twice a day, due to the fact that cats produce bile in emissions, they should eat little by little, but often.
Remember, pregnant, lactating and malnourished animals should eat more, but neutered and spayed pets need less food.
Only the owner should choose the diet for his pet, because only he knows what the cat needs most.