Feeding The Cyprus Cat.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Cats, Cyprus Cat, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Cyprus catCyprus cats eat meat. Keep that in mind as you are pondering which food your Cyprus cat should eat. If you don’t stick to the natural diet, the Cyprus cat will seem like a picky eater. You may have difficulty getting your Cyprus cat to eat if you’re giving him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products.

What should Cyprus cats eat?

Always keep in mind Cyprus cats are closely related to the biggest of cats — cheetahs, tigers and lions — so keep that in mind when you’re feeding your Cyprus cat. You won’t see a mature panther on National Geographic eating an apple, drinking milk or chewing grass in nature. You also would never observe a young puma cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As preposterous as these examples seem, that’s how many people feed their Cyprus cats. So you should not be surprised if your Cyprus cat goes hungry. Cyprus cats are different from us and not like dogs. When it comes to nutrition, they are very strict, and as an owner you must always keep this in mind. In contrast to what their owners eat, Cyprus cats need to eat a lot of meat for protein and fat. If we ate like Cyprus cats, we’d develop serious health issues at a young age. Even Though they’re a member of the family, that does not mean they should eat what you or the dogs eat. Quite often, you’ll find families who feed their Cyprus cats the same way they feed themselves and their dog, even though the Cyprus cats diet is much more specific. As a matter of fact, dog food is fatal to Cyprus cats over time because it does not meet their nutritional needs and it’s usually too high in carbs, which Cyprus cats can’t digest well. Often, when you see an extremely heavy domestic Cyprus cat it’s because he was given a diet heavy in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The Cyprus cat’s digestive system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.

taking care of young Cyprus cats

Satiating Your Cyprus cat’s Taste Buds

Prior to deciding on a specific food for the Cyprus cat be certain it is deemed acceptable by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. That ensures that the food meets at least the bare minimum nutritional needs of your Cyprus cat. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “premium”, ” natural”, ” super-premium”, and “gourmet”, as there is no guideline that defines them. Ask the veterinarian which food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Cyprus cat. After you have decided on the ideal food, it’s now the time to let your Cyprus cat give the go ahead. If your Cyprus cat eats it with no issues and seems to enjoy it, it is a fine food for him. In contrast, if your Cyprus cat doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to provide a different choice. If your Cyprus cat does not like the food you have fed him, a harmful hunger strike may be imminent. If she decides to stop eating, your Cyprus cat runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. Don’t switch foods abruptly, either. Be certain you introduce a different type of food a little bit at a time over a week. This makes it easier for your Cyprus cat to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time for Cyprus cats

How much food do you need to feed the Cyprus cat? Well that depends on some elements you might not expect. As an example, is the Cyprus cat an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Cyprus cat been sterilized? Both of these answers are important in determining your Cyprus cat’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your vet, who will set your Cyprus cats ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Be proactive about asking your vet about your Cyprus cat’s food and weight. Once you figure out how much your Cyprus cat needs, don’t deviate. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Cyprus cat at her ideal weight. It’s hard to help overweight Cyprus cat lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Next, schedule the Cyprus cat’s meals. Cyprus cats like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave food out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can also put out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Don’t go overboard with treats, either. Don’t let treats dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them eating too much salt.

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