Feeding Your New Arabian Mau.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2006 in Arabian Mau, Cats, Pets | 0 comments


What to feed the Arabian MauArabian Maus eat meat and meat only. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide which food your Arabian Mau should eat. If you don’t adhere to this, your Arabian Mau may reject your food offerings. You may have difficulty getting your new Arabian Mau to eat if you’re giving him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products.

What you should feed your new Arabian Mau.

You must always remember Arabian Maus share a recent common ancestor with the fiercest of felines — lions, tigers,and pumas, etc. — so keep that in mind when you’re feeding your Arabian Mau. You will never witness a mature jaguar on Animal Planet drinking milk, eating an apple, or chewing grass in nature. Nor would you see a young jaguar cub in nature drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t the mother. As silly as these examples sound, that’s exactly how many owners feed their Arabian Maus. So you should not expect your Arabian Mau at home to be excited when that’s what you try to give to make him eat. Arabian Maus don’t eat the same way humans or dogs do. As it relates to nutrition, they are very inflexible, and owners must realize that. Compared to what their owners eat, Arabian Maus need to eat a high percentage of meat for protein and fat. A person could end up with many ailments if he tried to live on the Arabian Mau’s recommended diet. Arabian Maus are not at all the same as people and they are not like little dogs. It’s not uncommon for owners to feed their Arabian Maus exactly like they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and stay healthy. In fact, dog food can be fatal to Arabian Maus over time because it doesn’t meet their dietary needs and it’s usually loaded with carbs, which Arabian Maus can’t process well. Arabian Maus will develop extreme weight issues from carbohydrates, which can lead to diabetes. The Arabian Mau’s digestive system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.

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Pleasing Your Arabian Mau’s Palate

When you’re choosing food for your Arabian Mau, make sure the packaging states it meets the requirements outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying these guidelines ensures that your Arabian Mau is receiving the proper food. It’s best to just pay no attention to marketing terms like “super-premium”, ” gourmet”, ” premium”, and “natural” which have no set definition. You can ask the doctor which type of food (wet or dry) is best for your Arabian Mau. After you have made a choice, let your Arabian Mau do a taste test. The food is a keeper if your Arabian Mau likes it and doesn’t show any noticeable discomfort later on. On the other hand, if the Arabian Mau doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to give a different solution. If your Arabian Mau does not tolerate the food you have fed him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If he ever decides to stop eating, the Arabian Mau runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. If you do need to swap from one food to another, replace the old food a little at a time, in small amounts over a week. This makes it easier for your Arabian Mau to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Snacks, Feeding Time, and Portion Size for Arabian Maus

Just how much food does the Arabian Mau need? The answer might enlighten you. For instance, is your Arabian Mau a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has your Arabian Mau had sterilization surgery? Both of these answers are of utmost importance in establishing your Arabian Mau’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to request advice from your vet, who will help you identify your Arabian Mau’s ideal weight and daily calorie count. Take the initiaitive and ask your veterinarian about your Arabian Mau’s food and weight. Once you learn how much your Arabian Mau needs, don’t deviate. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Arabian Mau at his healthy weight. For Arabian Maus, it’s hard to lose extra weight once they get fat. Once you’ve gotten this info from his doctor, it’s time to set up the Arabian Mau’s meals. Arabian Maus enjoy small meals during the day, so plan to leave food out so he can eat when hunger strikes. You can also leave out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. The more treats they eat, the less room they’ll have for their real dietary requirements.

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