It is necessary to approach the issue of nutrition with all responsibility because, as it is said about people, “We are what we eat,” to a certain extent applies to cats also. The state of the animal’s health and mood directly depends on the diet.
The food of your furry pet should be balanced and meet in composition to the “diet” that cats usually adhere in the wild habitat. The cat’s diet must include rabbit and poultry meat, cereals, in which you can add soft-boiled eggs, low-fat sour-milk products. It is also adequate to feed the cat with lamb, beef, boiled fish (not more than once a week).
Restrain feeding your cats these products:
1- Pork among all types of meat – it contains too fat, which is heavy for a cat’s stomach;
2- Raw eggs without heat treatment can infect a pet with an unpleasant disease such as salmonellosis;
3- Raw milk in a cat can cause indigestion;
4- Fat sour cream and cheese;
6- Grapes, raisins, and nuts – it contains substances that are dangerous for the cat’s body, and these can trigger poisoning;
7- Avocados, broccoli, tomatoes, garlic, onions, legumes, mushrooms;
8- Tea and coffee;
9- Dog food.
When choosing cat food, it is advisable first to consult a veterinarian, since there is always a risk of an allergic reaction.
Feed an adult cat not more than 2-4 times a day, depending on the build, needs, and breed. For example, in the case of sphynx cat, two meals in a day are not enough, it is necessary to provide them with all four meals. Due to lack of hair, Sphynx cat keeps their body warm with the help of accelerated metabolism, which is obtained from the energy contained in the food, and that is why they need to eat more food than other cats.