How to Feed Your Cat?
Cats are very opinionated about food, and a lot of their food preferences are formed in the first year.
If your cat is a kitten, now is the time to get her used to different types of food: wet, dry, and semidry.
Choose Balanced Food:
People tend to focus on ingredients, but the nutrients are more important, namely protein and fat.
It’s trendy to bash grains and carbohydrates in pet food
Carbs can be valuable to hold dry food together and make food more affordable, and many cats like that crunch.
Most cats will eat their main meals at dawn and dusk, when they would normally be hunting and catching prey in the wild,
so those are often the best times to feed them.
How much your kitty should get in her bowl depends on her age, her size, and how active she is,
but the average is about 200 calories per day.
Cats will also nibble during the day if you leave food sitting out, and they don’t necessary know when to stop.
Overfeeding is an epidemic:
When cats gain too much weight, they can have problems like joint disease, heart disease, and diabetes
Unlike dogs and humans, cats need specific vitamins, minerals, and proteins that only come from meat.
But not raw meat. That may be part of life for big cats in the wild, but it’s unnatural for house cats.
In the wild, they eat the whole animal or bird they catch, not just the meat.
Meat alone will be deficient in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.