Do you want to know what you are feeding your cat? Do you want to know how to choose the best quality/price/necessity combination for your feline friend? At this month’s Cat Breakfast in Madrid you will find out.
Do you mess with the food of your cats?
Surely many times you have wondered if the food you give to the mustaches in your house is adequate. Because… yes, okay, you have already learned that there are cheap brands that replace nutritional quality with (only) attractive flavor so that our furry ones get as excited as the cats on TV commercials, but… How do you know exactly what Are we getting what we pay for, when there is so much supply on the market, and not just new brands, but new, less traditional proposals, appearing every day, as can be seen at any fair in the sector ?
You’ll be as happy as I am that brands are starting to bring out special “functional” foods for every need, but you’ll probably be as confused as I am if you have to find the right food for a sterilized Persian cat with digestive problems (Hey! !, I know three different feeds for each of those needs!). Things don’t get any better when you read in forums about the advantages of a more natural diet, raw food ( BARF diet) prepared at home, or about the eternal debate about the amount of wet and dry food that is suitable for our companions. And above all, trying to understand how all this affects your cats in particular, while also making an effort to make the most of that hard-earned money while they fondly remember you from the comfort of the sofa.
It’s all on the label
You may be wondering how it is that you get so many messages about the importance of knowing how to read the labels of the foods you eat, but no one goes out of their way to help you interpret the labels of the foods you buy for your feline companions.
And if you still don’t know what are Best Breakfast for Cats are, those monthly gatherings for cat lovers that whiskersdegato.com organizes every month in Madrid, you’re already taking time to find out about them, and ask us personally everything you want to know.
What does a cat’s balanced diet consist of?
Cats are carnivores, so their diet must include meat. Unlike dogs, cats can never be vegetarian or vegan. Cats rely on protein as their main source of energy and need more protein than dogs. Not only is meat a source of protein, it also provides cats with three essential nutrients: taurine (for heart and vision), arachidonic acid (for healthy skin and coat), and vitamin A (for fur and vision) ).
To keep your cat healthy, her diet should contain balanced amounts of essential nutrients. A high-quality, complete diet must be specially formulated to provide them with the balanced nutrition they need, while still being delicious. While this may seem like a bonus, adding human foods or supplements to a complete and balanced diet can be detrimental to them and cause digestive problems.
Kittens have sensitive stomachs, so they need a special diet rich in protein and other nutrients to help them become strong and healthy. The complete kitten recipe will give them everything they need. In our kitten feeding guide you will be able to find useful information to ensure your little one is eating well.
From 12 months, a normally healthy adult cat will receive adequate nutrition and a balanced diet suitable for an adult cat. When they reach advanced age, between the ages of 7 and 10, they will have to switch to a special diet for older cats who are accustomed to their new needs. Check out our page dedicated to feeding senior cats, where you’ll find tips to keep senior cats happy and healthy.
Do cats need milk?
Contrary to popular belief, cats do not need milk after weaning. In fact, digestion is difficult for many cats because they don’t have the enzymes that process lactose (the sugar found in milk). This is why milk and other common products can give you diarrhea and stomach problems.
Milk specially designed for cats is designed to provide them with a lactose-free, creamy food. Like treats, cat milk contains calories, which must be taken into account when maintaining a balanced diet. Also keep in mind that milk is no substitute for water, they still need an equal amount of water to stay hydrated.
How to Serve Wet Cat Food
Wet food comes in cans, aluminum pans, or bags. This food should be served at room temperature, allowing your cat to enjoy its texture and smell. Once opened, cover any leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Remember, the product must be at room temperature the next time you serve it, so take it out of the refrigerator ahead of time. Wet foods should not be left in containers for more than an hour, as they lose palatability and favor bacterial growth, which can lead to digestive problems.