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The Right Eating Requirements for Cats

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats are meat eaters. They must eat meat that is high in protein and amino acids in order to maintain their health.  So a vegetarian cat is out of the question. Kittens that are less than one year old need food that is especially designed for their system. Their food must be as high in proteins as possible. This is necessary for the development of their muscles and bones.

If you have a dog, you may notice your cat invading his bowl every now and then but remember, a cat does not receive the proper nutrition from dog food products. Keep him away from the dog dish!  Cats should eat only cat food. When choosing a food, cat owners should look for one that contains proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins. Extra vitamin and mineral supplements are not only unnecessary but potentially harmful.

Cats always eat efficiently. They eat small amounts frequently. This is the reason why I believe that it is necessary to leave their food out for them during the day. My vet doesn’t agree but still, I will stick to my guns on this one. You can’t treat a cat like a dog and that includes his eating requirements. This is the one time that I will not listen to what my vet says. As long as you do not overfeed, keeping your cat’s food out all day is perfectly fine.

Remember, pets are family!

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