Cats are now one of the most kept breeds of domestic pets, and we all know a lot about cats. Each cat has its own eating habits and the best way to eat, but I wonder if parents understand the diet and dosage for cats of different ages, the following four points are detailed for you.
Cats are now one of the most kept breeds of domestic pets, and we all know quite a lot about cats. Each cat has its own eating habits, and the best way to eat, but I do not know whether parents understand the diet and dosage for cats of different ages, the following four points are detailed for you.
1. Younger cats
First of all, healthy and active growth of kittens requires adequate and balanced intake of nutrition. The food prepared for cats must contain sufficient protein, fat, vitamins and minerals and be nutritionally balanced according to the absorption of the kitten's body. For newly weaned kittens, they should be fed four to five times a day according to the principle of small meals. Cats grow quickly, so the number of meals per day can be gradually reduced and the amount of food per meal increased according to the growth rate and condition of the kitten. The amount of food for each meal can be judged according to the owner's experience, and the kitten can eat as much as it wants. Generally speaking, male cats eat more than female cats and grow faster. When cats reach 8 to 9 months of age, they can arrange a week or so to gradually move to fully feeding adult cats cat food.
2. The amount of food for adult cats
Because the size and weight of cats are different, the amount of activity and the amount of food to be fed is also different. If your cat is not obese, you can feed your cat with normal, nutritionally balanced food. If the cat is of the obese type, then the owner should control the cat's diet appropriately.
3. Countermeasures for older cats
When cats reach old age, they will be less active, just like people, so the food fed to cats should be reduced accordingly to prevent older cats from becoming obese again, which can lead to some diseases. In addition, when cats reach old age, the digestive system declines and they may not be able to absorb all the nutrients in the food and thus have a thin body. Such cats should follow the principle of eating less and more meals.
4. For female cats during breeding
Cats, like humans, need special care and a reasonable diet during pregnancy. Unlike other pregnant pets, female cats start to eat more and gain weight within a week after successful mating. Unlike other pregnant pets, female cats start to eat more and gain weight within a week after successful mating. The main reason why female cats eat more is that they need to store enough energy in their bodies for use during pregnancy and lactation. This allows the kittens to consume more and healthier nutrition after birth. During the last two weeks of her pregnancy, she will eat twice as much food as usual to meet her needs and the needs of the kittens in her belly. Her food should be tasty and of high nutritional value. By the fifth or sixth week of lactation, the mother cat needs three times the amount of food than before mating to ensure that she can give the kittens the most nutrition.
This food supply should be maintained for the mother cat until the kittens are weaned, and then gradually reduce the feeding amount until normal. The feeding amount can be adjusted by observing the weight change of the mother cat, so it is important to take extra care of the mother cat that is just in pregnancy or has just given birth to a kitten, especially in the dosage of the diet. Otherwise you can delay the health of two cats at once.