Friday, February 19, 2010

Some Dos And Don'ts of Cat Food and Feeding

Food for cats is of course one of the most important needs of your cat which has to be provided by you, the owner. I think everyone agrees that this is the number one need of animals like cats and the kind of food you feed them should also reflect the nutritional contents of the food intake.

We have to feed our pets with the most nutritious food so that they have the ability to grow well and be free from possible sickness. There are guidelines to remember about cat feeding. Of course be sure to give a balanced-diet to your cat and do not allow your cat to run out of drinking water. What then are those other reminders about cat feeding? Here are some suggestions to keep in mind:

•Avoid giving to cats meals that include By-products," "meat and/or bone meal," "animal digest," most other descriptions including "digest" or "meal," and added sugars. These won’t be good for them and would be of no use for them too.

•Do not give food that includes corn meal as filler.

•Avoid giving meals that conation like almost 50 percent of carbohydrates fillers.

•Food with too much preservative is highly-discouraged.

Remember these tips when cat food shopping so that you do not purchase the wrong food.

What is good for cats to eat?
Always bear in mind the basic nutritional needs of your cats. This includes Protein from a meat, fish, or poultry source, Taurine, an essential amino acid, certain other vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fatty acids and of course Water.

Do cats need carbohydrates?
Well, they do not need such as much as we do. We could not get away from those carbohydrates fillers especially in canned cat food but it has to be ensued that it does not reach or exceed 50 percent of fillers. One big tip is feed your cat varied food from time to time; cats could get easily bored if you feed them with the same food all the time. It would plunge down appetite and of course, the total nutrition of the animal.

I hope that with these few pieces of advice help you to make the right food choices for your pet cat.


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