TIPS ON FEEDING YOUR CAT
Cat feeding begins with appropriate cat bowls and water bowls.
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If you have a multiple cat household, provide each cat with its own feeding bowl.
Select the food most appropriate to your cat.
Find an appropriate area to place your cat’s food and water bowls. Once you have decided on the area, be sure not to change the location.
Never place the food bowls in the vicinity of the cat litter box.
Never place the food bowls in a high traffic area.
Choose an appropriate time to feed your cat and establish a routine.
The age of the cat will determine the frequency and daily ration:
Kittens: 05 – 12 weeks – 5 small meals a day
Kittens: 12 – 20 weeks – 4 small meals a day
Kittens: 20 – 30 weeks – 3 meals a day
Kittens: 30 – 12 months – 2 meals a day
Adult cats need 1 – 2 meals a day
Pregnant and lactating mothers need to be fed 3 times a day.
Follow the guidelines on the packaging for the quantity and frequency.
Dry kibbles can be left out for those who free-feed their cats.
Moist food spoils in a couple of hours and must be replaced.
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Water is an essential part of cat nutrition. Your cat must have access to clean and fresh water daily.
If possible, train your cat early on to eat a wide selection of different cat foods. This will be assist greatly if their favorite food is taken off the market.
Unless there is a medical indication, it is undesirable to change your cat’s food.
If your cat is content and thriving on their diet, we would suggest that you not change their food.
If circumstances dictate a change, do the change gradually. Mixing the old and new food together may make the transition less traumatic.
Do remember that cats feed differently to dogs. Our feline companions are ‘nibblers’.
They elect to eat several small meals a day (10 – 15) and each of their meal sittings lasts only a few minutes (3 – 4 minutes).
Cats are fussy eaters, they prefer their food at room temperature.
If their food is stored in the refrigerator, be sure to warm it up.
Cats generally do not chew their food. They may bite the food once before sending it down the digestive tract.
Should you have any questions regarding your cat’s health or nutritional needs, always consult with your veterinarian.