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Do you want do some changes in your cat diet? It is essential to feed your pet right to maintain their health and good life. While the idea of dog food is old and common, cat food was not taken so literal until recently. Before cats were domesticated as pets, they were merely allowed in-doors to catch rodents and it was considered that for the most parts, cats could feed on their own. This perception has since changed with more and more people now showing interest in petting cats as a hobby or for companionship.
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Why feed your cat with cat-food
It is essential to feed your feline friends with a proper diet that provides them essential nutrients found in nature, such as the amino acids taurine and arginine found in fresh meat. Furthermore, cats are also not efficient at withdrawing sufficient nutrients from plant-based diets; hence they need a high protein diet to stay active.
Do cats react to changes in your cat diet?
When I give a diet to my kitten, I know that he is used to a pattern of meals and a change in that pattern will naturally show in his bowel movements in initial days of change. The reaction can range from something subtle such as mere refusal to eat to something life-threatening such as chronic constipation and persistent diarrhea.
When to react to your cat’s resistance to cat food
While you may also note effects of diet changes, you must continue to feed the same cat food for a few days to help your pet adapt to the new meal. However, once you notice that the condition is not improving, you may want to check a few things such as your cats’ out-door habits or the contents of the food. It is possible that your cat has nibbled on the wrong things out-door, generally a bug or other edible yet allergic object.
How to react to your cat’s resistance to cat food?
Your cat needs protein from meat but not too much of it. In case you are putting meat in dish twice a day or more, you may want to reduce it to one meal a day and insist on a meal of greens and grains. A tip that I generally follow if my kitten has diarrhea, is that I add some canned pumpkin to meals for firmer poop until the condition gets better.
If the condition of your cat still does not improve with the balance in diet and it is followed with diarrhea, vomiting and sickness, then you need to take your pet to a good vet immediately.
Signs To Look For After Change In Your Cat’s Diet
When you change in your cat’s diet, you may want to look for the following signs in the initial days and be sure that none of them was pre-existent:
Now that you know how to cope with effects of changes in cat food, it will be safe to consider the nutrition that must go into your cat’s bowl. After all, cat food matters.