Healthy Feeding for your Cat

To maintain your cats health and well being it must have a balanced diet. Contrary to popular belief, meat alone is not sufficient for cats. Cats and kittens fed on an all meat diet will develop nutritional deficiencies and growth problems. The most reliable and convenient way to provide a balanced and palatable diet is to feed high quality prepared cat food, both canned and dry.

Kittens have different nutritional requirements to adult cats and for this reason it is preferable to feed your kitten with specially formulated kitten foods in canned and dry forms.

Kittens need frequent small meals. Follow the feeding instructions on the labels of the prepared kitten foods. Adult cats often prefer to eat several small meals per day but will do equally as well if fed one meal at the same time each day. Cats prefer their food at room temperature. For details of amounts to be fed refer to the feeding guides on the packaging of the prepared products, or be guided by your veterinarian.

Milk is unnecessary for cats and may cause diarrhoea in those which have an intolerance to lactose in milk. Commercially prepared cat milk with low lactose is available from most supermarkets in the UK.

Water is essential to your cat’s well being and clean water must be available at all times.

Feed and water bowls should be shallow and clean and be placed in a familiar and safe feeding place.

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