How Should You Serve To Your New Kurilian Bobtail?

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Cats, Kurilian Bobtail, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Kurilian BobtailKurilian Bobtails are predators. Always keep that in mind while deciding what food your Kurilian Bobtail should eat. That might explain why your Kurilian Bobtail seems like a picky eater. You will have a hard time getting your new Kurilian Bobtail to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.

Feeding your new Kurilian Bobtail.

You must always remember Kurilian Bobtails share much of their dna with the largest of cats — cheetahs, lions and tigers — so keep that in mind while feeding the Kurilian Bobtail. You will not see a mature jaguar on National Geographic chewing grass, eating an apple, or drinking milk in the wild. You also would never see a young leopard cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As silly as these examples are, that’s what many owners feed their Kurilian Bobtails. So you shouldn’t expect your Kurilian Bobtail at home to be pleased if that’s what you try to give to her. Kurilian Bobtails are not like us and different from dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely mix it up, and you must realize that. Compared to how many other mammals eat, Kurilian Bobtails need to eat a high percentage of meat for protein and fat. A human would probably develop a lot of ailments if he ate the Kurilian Bobtail’s diet. Kurilian Bobtails are not at all like people and they are not little dogs. Quite often, you’ll find families who feed their Kurilian Bobtails the same way they feed themselves and the dog, although the Kurilian Bobtails diet is much more limited. As a matter of fact, dog food can be fatal to Kurilian Bobtails over time because it fails to meet their nutritional requirements and it’s usually loaded with carbohydrates, which Kurilian Bobtails can’t digest properly. Many times, when you see an extremely heavy domestic Kurilian Bobtail it’s because she was given a diet high in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Kurilian Bobtails must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satisfying Your Kurilian Bobtail’s Appetite

Prior to deciding on a particular food for the Kurilian Bobtail make sure it is deemed acceptable by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Meeting those standards ensures that your Kurilian Bobtail is getting the required nutrition. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “natural”, ” super-premium”, ” gourmet”, and “premium”, as there is no standard that defines them. Always feel free to ask your veterinarian what food he recommends as well. Once you’ve made your choice, give your Kurilian Bobtail a taste test. The food is a keeper if your Kurilian Bobtail likes it and doesn’t have any noticeable discomfort afterward. If the Kurilian Bobtail doesn’t seem to like it, on the other hand, it’s necessary to go back to square 1. If the Kurilian Bobtail does not enjoy the food you have given him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If she ever decides to a hunger strike, the Kurilian Bobtail runs an extreme risk of liver failure and death. Don’t switch foods haphazardly, either. Be sure you replace the old food a little bit at a time in small amounts over the course of about a week. This prevents your Kurilian Bobtail from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Snacks, Portion Size, and Feeding Time for Kurilian Bobtails

Just how much food will your Kurilian Bobtail need? The answer may surprise you. For instance, is your Kurilian Bobtail an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Kurilian Bobtail had sterilization surgery? These both play a huge role in dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your doctor, who will determine your Kurilian Bobtails ideal weight and daily calorie count. Take the initiaitive and ask your veterinarian about your Kurilian Bobtail’s weight and food. Once you find out how much your Kurilian Bobtail needs, don’t deviate. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Kurilian Bobtail at her healthy weight. It’s hard to help an obese Kurilian Bobtail lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its ideal size. Once you’ve gotten this info from his doctor, it’s time to plan your Kurilian Bobtail’s meals. Kurilian Bobtails like to eat all day, so it’s just best to leave food out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can also leave out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Although you might like to give your Kurilian Bobtail snacks, do so rarely. The more treats they get, the more they might deviate from their core nutrition.

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