How To Give To Your Bombay?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Bombay, Cats, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the BombayBombays eat meat. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide which food your Bombay should eat. That may be the reason the Bombay seems like a picky eater. You may have trouble getting your Bombay to eat if you’re giving him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products.

How to give to the Bombay?

Keep in mind Bombays are closely related to the fiercest of felines — lions, tigers,and cheetahs, etc. — so take that to heart as you’re feeding your Bombay. You won’t witness a mature tiger on National Geographic drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in the wild. Nor would you see a young panther cub in the wild drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal. As silly as these examples are, that’s exactly what many owners feed their Bombays. So you should not expect your Bombay at home to be ecstatic if that’s what you try to give to her. Bombays don’t eat the same way humans or dogs do. As far as their nutrition goes, they are very inflexible, and as an owner you must realize that. Bombays take in almost entirely fats and proteins as opposed to omnivores like humans who also need vegetables and fruits. If we ate like Bombays, we’d have serious health issues at a young age. They are not at all like people and they are not miniature dogs. It’s not uncommon for people to feed their Bombays the same way they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of different foods and stay healthy. Since dog food is predominantly carbs, a dog’s diet can be fatal to your Bombay if fed for a long period of time. Bombays are not meant to eat carbs because they can’t process them well. Many times, when you see an overweight domestic Bombay it’s because she was given a diet heavy in carbohydrates. This also puts the Bombay at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Bombays must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satiating Your Bombay’s Taste Buds

Before you decide on a particular food for the Bombay be sure it is recommended by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Meeting the minimum requirements guarantees that your Bombay is receiving the necessary nutrition. Feel free to pay no attention to marketing terms such as “premium”, ” gourmet”, ” super-premium”, and “natural” which have no set definition. You can always ask your doctor what food he recommends. After you have picked the optimum food, it’s now time to let your Bombay make the final say so. If the Bombay eats it with no issues and appears to relish it, it is a good choice. If your Bombay does not seem to like it, on the other hand, you should go back to square 1. If your Bombay does not like the food you have fed him, a harmful hunger strike is possilbe. If she decides to a hunger strike, the Bombay runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. Don’t switch foods abruptly, either. Be certain you replace the old food gradually over a week. This makes it easier for your Bombay to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Bombay Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks

Just how much food will your Bombay need? The answer may surprise you. For instance, is your Bombay a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has the Bombay been sterilized? Answers to both of these questions determine your Bombay’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to seek advice from your veterinarian, who will define your Bombay’s ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Once you know how much your Bombay needs, stick to the plan. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Bombay will get used to it and remain at her healthy weight. For Bombays, it’s difficult to lose weight once they get fat. The next step is to schedule your Bombay’s meals. Bombays like to eat all day, so it’s just best to leave meals out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can put out half in the morning before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Keep snacks to a minimum. The more treats they eat, the more they will stray from their core nutrition.

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