How To Feed The Turkish Angora?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Cats, Pets, Turkish Angora | 0 comments

What to feed the Turkish AngoraTurkish Angoras are carnivores. Always keep that in mind while considering what you should feed your new Turkish Angora. That may be the reason the Turkish Angora rejects the food you give him. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you can have difficulty getting your new Turkish Angora to eat.

What should Turkish Angoras eat?

Keep in mind Turkish Angoras are closely related to the fiercest of felines — panthers, lions and tigers — so keep that in mind when you’re feeding the Turkish Angora. You won’t ever see an adult lion on Animal Planet eating an apple, drinking milk or chewing grass in the wild. Nor would you see a young cheetah cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As absurd as these examples appear, that’s what many owners feed their Turkish Angoras. Don’t expect your Turkish Angora at home to be ecstatic when that’s what you try to give to him. Turkish Angoras don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. With respect to their nutrition, they are very inflexible, and as an owner you must be aware of this. Turkish Angoras eat almost exclusively proteins and fats in contrast to to omnivores like humans who also need vegetables and fruits. If we ate like Turkish Angoras, we’d develop heart disease by age 20. Although they’re a member of your family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Quite often, you’ll find families who feed their Turkish Angoras the same way they feed themselves and their dog, even though the Turkish Angoras diet is much more restrictive. As a matter of fact, dog food can be fatal to Turkish Angoras over time because it does not meet their dietary needs and it’s often overloaded with too many carbohydrates, which Turkish Angoras can’t process well. Often, when you see an overweight domestic Turkish Angora it’s because he was forced to eat a diet high in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The Turkish Angora’s system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.

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Pleasing Your Turkish Angora’s Palate

Before deciding on a particular food for the Turkish Angora make certain it is recommended by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Meeting the guidelines guarantees that the Turkish Angora is receiving the necessary nutrition. It’s ok to pay no attention to terms such as “premium”, ” gourmet”, ” super-premium”, and “natural” which have no set definition. Always feel free to ask your veterinarian what food she recommends as well. Once you have decided, give your Turkish Angora a taste test. If your Turkish Angora eats it with no problems and appears to relish it, it is a good choice. If the Turkish Angora doesn’t appear to like it, however, you should go back to the drawing board. If your Turkish Angora doesn’t like the food you have fed him, a harmful hunger strike is possilbe. If he ever decides to a hunger strike, your Turkish Angora runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. If you do decide to switch from one food to another, bring in the new food a little bit at a time, in small amounts over about a week. This makes it easier for your Turkish Angora to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Feeding Time, Portion Size, and Snacks for Turkish Angoras

How much food should you feed the Turkish Angora? The answer might surprise you. For instance, is the Turkish Angora a house cat or a yard cat or hybrid? Has the Turkish Angora had sterilization surgery? Both of these answers are critical in determining your Turkish Angora’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your doctor, who will define your Turkish Angoras ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Take the initiaitive and ask your vet about your Turkish Angora’s weight and food. Once you find out how much your Turkish Angora needs, stick to it. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Turkish Angora at his ideal weight. For Turkish Angoras, it’s hard to shed pounds once they get overweight. Next, set up your Turkish Angora’s meals. Turkish Angoras enjoy small servings during the day, so plan to leave food out so he can eat whenever hunger strikes. You can give out half in the morning before leaving for work and the other half when you return. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. The more snacks they eat, the less room they’ll have for their real nutritional requirements.

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