Cats require a diet varied in proteins, carbs, fats,
minerals, vitamins and plenty of water. How much they need will
depend upon their age and activity levels. Aim for a balance and
feed in proper amounts.
Don't panic if your cat rejects his favorite meal. Cats are notoriously
finicky eaters. Instead, offer something new. Cats crave variety.
If that doesn't work, don't worry. Cats go through cycles of body
weight, causing them to adjust their eating patterns.
Continue to offer a nutritionally complete and balanced diet. Avoid
excessive treats and table scraps. If your cat persists in not eating
and begins to lose excessive amounts of weight, see your veterinarian.
Types of Food
There are three main types of dog food:
Whatever type you select make sure that is has 100% nutritional
value. Name brands and premium foods offer a better balance and
will produce a smaller, firmer stool in your cat.
Foods to Avoid
• Milk-can cause diarrhea in some pets
• Raw eggs- adding lots of raw eggs can cause a deficiency
of the vitamin biotin.
• Raw fish- can cause a deficiency of thiamine
• Table scraps
• Raw Meat
• Small soft bones such as pork or chicken
Snacks and Treats
Treats are a great way to reward your cat for good behavior. Most
are high in calories and should be given in moderation.
Most common types:
• Cooked shrimp
• Veggies if they like
• Commercial pet snacks
• Peanut Butter
• Small amount of ice cream
Avoid chocolate! It can be toxic to your cat