Care of the Cat - Power supply of the cat
The power supply of the cat:
A balanced diet is essential for the health of your cat.
Food is not only fuel for the body to function.
It has a direct influence on the condition of the coat, teeth, bones and all internal organs, especially the intestines.
Where should I put the food bowl drop?
Cats are creatures of habit that is why it is important to keep solid food from the start times and the food and drinking trough at a fixed place.
Most cat owners find the kitchen to an appropriate place, but a separate room will also qualify.
You should make sure that the cat has a permanent location where he can eat.
Also it is wise to put something under the feeding bowl because cats like to drag their food from their container.
Some cats play with their drinking water dish.
A tray underneath it with raised edge is a good idea.
There are several kinds of feed bins for sale: plastic, earthenware, stainless steel, glass and double baking.
Each one has its advantages and disadvantages.
Close the food there must always be a container with fresh drinking water.
How often should I feed my cat?
The amount and type of cat food varies, depending on his age.
A kitten of 8 weeks old has 5 X per day a small amount of dry kitten food, soaked in hot water or a little bit kitten milk.
The reason for this is that kittens of this age still no fully grown digestive system, so the stomach is too small to contain a complete day-nutrition.
As the kitten older and bigger, can also be slowly reduced the number of meals a day.
Of course, the portions are larger.
An average adult cat has enough times to two meals a day, e.g. morning and evening.
What should I give my cat to eat and how much?
Cats are naturally meat eaters and are so accustomed to eat a lot of protein and consume.
It is therefore required that a cat food contains a relatively large amount of animal protein.
The same goes for the nutrients Arachidonic-acid and Taurine that the cats itself not sufficiently create and only through animal raw materials within can get.
The easiest and safest way to feed your cat is to choose a ready-to-use and complete cat food, such as e.g. high quality feed of Royal Canin.
The needed nutrients are in the right proportions.
Generally there are both dry Kibbles and wet food in cans or cups of all kinds of brands available at the grocery store, pet store or vet.
On the packaging of the power supply is the recommended amount of food per day.
Often this indicated in tables where you have the amount of persists that applies to your cat (e.g. for a cat's normal weight of X kg).
Press and hold the indicated amount to, but your cat is still too thick, give a few grams less per day and keep this to (only for high-quality feed).
It is recommended you cat only dry food.
This is better for the teeth and prevents Tartar and plaque.
For every cat of any age is there separate power supply available, from kitten to adult cat.
For example, special diet food for sick or too fat cats is for sale.
Check with your vet which diet is best for your cat.
My cat is not eating tasty, what now?
Cats are known to them quite picky with food.
It should of course tasty enough to ensure that your cat the needed nutrients and energy gets inside.
Try food with a different taste or of a different brand.
When this helps not, ask your vet for help.
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