How do you know what type of food to feed your elderly cat? It can be challenging without a vet checkup. Always watch your elderly cat's appetite, food intake, eating habits, weight, and body condition. This info will be valuable when you and your veterinarian decide your cat's special nutritional needs. Unless your cat has problems digesting regular cat food, is becoming overweight or is on prescription food, complete formulation cat food accompanied by clear water is sufficient.
Kittens are not merely mini cats; they seriously require certain special attention and care to help them grow up into strong healthy cats. Kittens need higher proteins to help build and grow strong bones, generally about 30 percent protein in their food, compared to adult cats that need only about 25 percent. They also need more calories as kittens are generally more active, the extra calories would give them the necessary energy to explore and play.
Popularly know as BARF diet for bones and raw food or biologically adequate raw food diet, the natural raw feeding diet has been drawing increasing interest in the cat lover community. One of the many people that support a raw feeding diet is Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, author of “Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to the Natural Health for Dogs and Cats,” Rodale Press.
Recently, there has been a surging increase in the production of premium cat foods that looks and taste much more lavish than the basic cat food brands in the market. Commonly known as gourmet cat food, their sales are ever increasing in the ever demanding pet industry.
We can understand why humans decided to maintain a vegetarian diet because of various health reasons. We also know that human may possibly live a healthier lifestyle on a vegetarian diet, but is it the same for cats? Is there a need to transform your cat’s diet into a vegetarian one just because you are one?