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:
• Cheese
• 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


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