Guide to cat feeding

Observing proper cat feeding isn’t complicated, but it depends on various variables such as cat activity, age, health and even the prevailing weather conditions. Cats are extremely sensitive and feeding them with the wrong foods can lead to illnesses and even death. As a cat owner, you should know your cat’s nutritional requirements and feed him with the right foods.

1What Foods Do Cats Eat?

Cats do not have a particular food that they like. However, depending on the type of food that you feed your cat with, you may find that the cat prefers certain foods over others. If you find that food that the cat likes and it meets the nutritional requirements, stick to it.

There are different types of cat food. There are foods for adult cats, kittens, and pregnant cats and even diabetic cats. You should ensure that the food contains essential nutrients like water, proteins, minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids.

Proteins provide the needed energy for cats and comprise amino acids and nitrogen. The Amino acids stimulate the cat’s body to rebuild tissues. Minerals regulate the body functions and include copper, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and iodine. Vitamins help in physiological processes and include fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E & K) and water soluble vitamins (B6, B12, folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin & niacin.

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