How to feed your cat: 7 tips to follow

The cat's meal is an important moment for the welfare and health of the animal. It must not be given anyhow and must obey strict rules.

1. Self-service croquettes

Yes, well not too much! The cat is an animal that likes to nibble throughout the day and night and who knows how to self-regulate. He is hungry, he eats. It's that simple. It is therefore recommended to always leave food available.

Single and fixed meals (for example, morning and evening) can become a source of stress for the cat and even promote weight gain. He will tend to gorfrer and make reservations, knowing that the next meal will not be for now. Indeed, the cat has a habit of doing 10 to 16 meals a day with only a few kibbles at a time. No need to go against his nature!

Tip: do not feed your cat when you wake up. You might give him the bad habit of getting you out of bed when Monsieur is hungry ...

2. A well placed bowl

The location of the cat's bowl is a very important element for his well-being. It is obvious that the bowl must not be placed in the same room as its bedding. Would you like it if your toilet was in your kitchen?
The ideal is to install your place of meals in a quiet, clean and elevated place. And do not forget to regularly clean his bowls, because the smell of the cat is particularly sharp.


3. Prohibit table scraps and sweets

Animals are not table bins. Like dogs, cats are particularly sensitive to the odors that emerge from our plates. But do not give in! If everyone has their own food, there is a reason.

If your cat is used to feeding like you, he may grow, have digestive disorders, spend his time claiming food or not wanting to touch his bowl. On the other hand, some foods can be particularly dangerous for one's health.

4. No abrupt variations of the diet
If your cat is used to eating only kibble and you suddenly decide to give it some pie or change kibble brand, go for a smooth transition. So, for a week, slowly add the new food to your bowl. Indeed, an abrupt change in diet can have an impact on the digestive system of the cat and on its behavior.
The ideal is to favor a diet based on dry kibble and moist food (boxes, pâtés). Indeed, the cat is hydrated mainly through its food, hence the importance of offering daily moist food.

5. Do not leave the food looking too long

Cats feel the slightest change in their food. If the mash has remained more than 3 hours in contact with the air, they will certainly not want to touch it. Indeed, it does not please anyone to eat a rancid food ... So remember to clean the remains regularly.

6. Serve warm

The pâté should be served lukewarm, otherwise the cat does not want to touch it. If a food comes out
of the refrigerator or microwave, it is advisable to wait until it resumes a normal temperature.

7. Focus on kibble without cereals

Cereal-free croquettes contain more protein and are therefore closer to the cat's natural nutritional requirements. Indeed, our feline friends are pure carnivores and they require a diet that is as similar as possible to the one they could find in nature.

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