HOW TO FEED YOUR Cat Properly?


How To Feed Cats the Best Natural Diet?

Practical advice on feeding the cat

You want to offer your cat a diet covering his needs and respecting as much as possible his natural diet. Feeding your cat well conditions his health and has a notable impact on his behavior.

1 The rhythm of the cat’s meals
2 The quantity
3 The place of the meal
4 Refusal of food
5 Catnip
6 Table scraps
7 Long or medium-haired cats
8 The transition from food in boxes to food in kibble.

funny child girl feeding attractive kitten

1- The rhythm of the cat’s meals

Cats are snackers who enjoy eating many small meals throughout the day and even at night. You can, therefore, leave the food to your cat for free, especially if it is kibble. You can also give him several meals at fixed times that he can quickly claim in case of a delay.

Dry dog’s cat’s food in steel green bowl on wooden floor

2- The quantity

Most cats regulate the amount of food they eat on their own. However, some cats (neutered or not very active, living in an apartment) tend to overeat and therefore get fat, generally more from boredom than from hunger. If your cat is rather “gluttonous”, it is necessary to give him several meals and not to leave his food available permanently. You can also offer him a light food so less caloric and higher in fiber. He will eat larger quantities and will be more easily satiated, without gaining weight.

Obeze cat series at home Taken by Nikon D850 with 24-70 mm f:2,8 lens

3- The place of the meal

It must be installed in a quiet and clean place where the cat will not be disturbed. Above all, do not put your breakfast box nearby. Your cat is a very clean animal: either it will refuse to eat, or it will not use its crate and will do its business elsewhere. The cat is an animal very sensitive to odors, it is there, therefore, scary to wash its bowls regularly.

Vet holding cat.

4- Refusal of food

You need to replace your cat’s food every day (it will not eat rancid food). He also doesn’t like his kibbles getting wet unlike, the dog. Cats and dogs prefer boxes and meats served at room temperature or warm rather than food that comes out of the refrigerator. If despite this he does not eat, it will be necessary to choose another food and if this refusal to eat persists, it is advisable to have his health checked by your veterinarian.

Calico cat after enjoying a new catnip toy.

5- Catnip

Some cats really like it, especially if they live in an apartment. Some eat it fresh and green, others rather are dry. Some cats are completely disinterested. It will, therefore, be necessary to take the test with your cat.
6-Table scraps
Avoid at all costs. This could upset the diet, make your cat fat, encourage him to constantly ask, and make him sulk from his daily food.

7- Cats with long or medium hairs

These cats often have digestive disorders such as regurgitation or vomiting or constipation, due to the ingestion of the hair during licking. If your cat has long hair and has poor digestion, there are two solutions:
Give him special foods that limit the balls of hair in the stomach and facilitate their transit.



Advance expert nutrition advice:

It is interesting to feed indoor cats with a Hairball food which is based on turkey and oat fiber, reduced in energy to avoid weight gain, and enriched in malt, which allows to increase intestinal motility and therefore the elimination of hairballs by better transit.
Advance Hairball also helps limit the formation of these hairballs in the stomach.
Give him regular treatments of Savory, Catmalt, or Easypill Hairballs, which are food supplements that promote the transit and elimination of hairs ingested during licking.

8-Transition from food in boxes to food in kibble

Be careful not to suddenly switch your cat from a wet diet to a dry diet (kibble). You have to give him both for a few days and make sure he’s drinking enough. During a sudden transition, your cat may not adjust its drinking rhythm at first, and health problems may appear.