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    How to Feed a Cat

    Articlecat food and nutritionThursday 07 April 2011
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    Feeding a cat can seem complicated because they need 41 different nutrients to keep them healthy. No single dietary plan suits every cat so choosing the right cat food can be hard. Feeding cats properly is essential to their health and wellbeing and this article will help you to understand a few top tips about feeding a cat. 


    Feeding Cats – Cat Foot Tips 

     

    • Make sure that you choose a good brand of cat food. You should ask your vet for their recommendation. There are also some good organic cat food brands available in recent years which you might wish to enquire about. 
    • You should feed a cat a balance between wet cat food and dried goods. Dry cat food helps to keep their teeth clean. It is always a good idea to read the label on the cat food to see if that food will give your cat the right level of nutrients for its age. 
    • You will need to consider that cats are snackers and like to eat regular small amounts throughout the day. 
    • If your cat has digestive problems you will need to check with your veterinarian to see if it needs to have a higher fibre content in its diet. 
    • Cats start to show their age between 8 and 10 years. When feeding cats of this age it is important to ensure that their food is highly digestible and palatable. When cats age they gradually lose their abilities to smell, taste, chew and digest. 
    • Twice a day you should feed your cat a measured amount of wet cat food. The dry cat food you can leave out in a dish all day for the cat to snack on. 
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