Feeding The American Polydactyl.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2009 in American Polydactyl, Cats, Pets | 0 comments


What to feed the American PolydactylAmerican Polydactyls, like other felines, eat meat. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide how to feed the American Polydactyl. If you don’t stick to her intended diet, your American Polydactyl may become a finicky eater. You can have difficulty getting your American Polydactyl to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.

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Keep in mind American Polydactyls share recent ancestry with the largest of felines — leopards, tigers and lions — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding the American Polydactyl. Never will you see an adult panther on Animal Planet eating an apple, chewing grass, or drinking milk in nature. Nor would you observe a young leopard cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As outrageous as these examples appear, that’s exactly how many owners feed their American Polydactyls. So you should not expect your American Polydactyl at home to be excited when that’s what you try to give her. American Polydactyls are not like us and not like dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they are very strict, and owners must always take that into consideration. American Polydactyls take in almost entirely proteins and fats as opposed to omnivores like humans who also eat vegetables and fruits. A human could develop a lot of ailments if he ate the American Polydactyl’s diet. Even Though they’re a part of the family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Unfortunately, it’s common for people to treat their American Polydactyls exactly like they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of different foods and stay healthy. In fact, dog food is fatal to American Polydactyls over time because it fails to meet their nutritional needs and it’s usually too high in carbohydrates, which American Polydactyls can’t process well. American Polydactyls will develop extreme obesity problems by eating carbs, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that American Polydactyls must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satisfying Your American Polydactyl’s Taste Buds

When you’re choosing food for your American Polydactyl, check that the label states it meets the requirements defined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food satisfies at least the bare minimum nutritional requirements of your American Polydactyl. It’s ok to ignore terms such as “premium”, ” super-premium”, ” gourmet”, and “natural” which have no standard definition. You can always ask the doctor what food he recommends. After you’ve decided on the optimum food, it’s now time to let your American Polydactyl decide. If the American Polydactyl eats it with no problems and seems to relish it, it is a good pick. On the other hand, if the American Polydactyl doesn’t like the food, you need to be ready to provide options. American Polydactyls would sometimes prefer to go on hunger strikes instead of eat food they don’t enjoy, and such strikes are dangerous. If she decides to stop eating, your American Polydactyl runs an extreme risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. If you do need to swap foods, replace the old food a little at a time, in small quantities over about a week. This makes it easier for your American Polydactyl to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

American Polydactyl Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time

How much should you feed the American Polydactyl? There are many factors that determine that answer. For instance, is the American Polydactyl a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has the American Polydactyl been neutered or spayed? Both of these answers are vital in establishing your American Polydactyl’s nutritional requirements. The solution is to request a recommendation from the vet, who will help you define your American Polydactyl’s best weight and daily dietary requirements. Take the initiaitive and ask your vet about your American Polydactyl’s weight and food. Once you learn how much food your American Polydactyl needs, stick to it. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your American Polydactyl will get used to it and remain at her ideal weight. It’s hard to help overweight American Polydactyl lose weight, and it’s easier to keep yours at a healthy size. The next step is to set up your American Polydactyl’s meals. American Polydactyls like to eat small servings throughout the day, so plan to leave food out so he can come and graze whenever hunger strikes. You can put out half in the morning before leaving for work and the other half when you return. Don’t go overboard with treats, either. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them consuming too much salt.

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