What Do Siameses Eat?

Posted by on Nov 26, 2005 in Cats, Pets, Siamese | 0 comments


What to feed the SiameseSiameses are carnivores. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide which food your Siamese should eat. If you don’t stick to his intended diet, your Siamese will become a picky eater. You will have a difficult time getting your Siamese to eat if you’re giving him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products.

What you should feed your new Siamese.

You mustn’t forget that Siameses share a recent common ancestor with the largest of felines — tigers, lions,and cheetahs, etc. — so take that to heart when feeding your Siamese. You won’t ever see a full grown cougar on Animal Planet drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in his natural habitat. Nor would you see a young panther cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As absurd as these examples are, that’s exactly what many people feed their Siameses. So you shouldn’t act surprised if your Siamese goes hungry. Siameses are different from us and different from dogs. As far as their nutrition goes, they are very inflexible, and you must always keep this in mind. Compared to what their owners should be eating, Siameses need to eat a lot of meat for protein and fat. A person could end up with many ailments if she tried to live on the Siamese’s diet. Although they’re a member of your family, that does not mean they should eat like you or the dogs. Unfortunately, it’s common for people to feed their Siameses the same way they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and remain healthy. In fact, dog food is fatal to Siameses over time because it does not meet their nutritional requirements and it’s often loaded with carbs, which Siameses can’t process healthily. Siameses get extreme obesity issues by eating carbs, which can lead to diabetes. The Siamese’s system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.

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Satiating Your Siamese’s Appetite

Before you decide on a specific food for the Siamese make sure it is recommended by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Meeting the guidelines ensures that your Siamese is receiving the correct food. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “gourmet”, ” super-premium”, ” premium”, and “natural”, as there is no standard that defines them. You can ask your vet what type of food (wet or dry) is best for your Siamese. After you’ve decided, let your Siamese do a taste test. The food is a a great choice if your Siamese likes it and doesn’t have any noticeable discomfort later on. If the Siamese doesn’t appear to tolerate it, on the other hand, it’s necessary to go back to square one. If the Siamese doesn’t like the food you have given him, a dangerous hunger strike may be coming. If she decides to stop eating, your Siamese runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. If you ever need to switch foods, bring in a different type of food a little bit at a time, in small amounts over a week. This helps prevent your Siamese from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Siamese Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time

Just how much food does the Siamese need? There are many things that determine that answer. For instance, is the Siamese an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Siamese been sterilized? Both of these answers are crucial in establishing your Siamese’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your doctor, who will identify your Siameses ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Be proactive about asking your veterinarian about your Siamese’s weight and food. Once you learn how much food your Siamese needs, stick to it. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Siamese will get used to it and stay at her healthy weight. It’s difficult to help overweight Siamese lose weight, and it’s easier to keep yours at a healthy size. Once you’ve gotten this info from your veterinarian, it’s time to plan your Siamese’s meals. Siameses enjoy small meals throughout the day, so plan to leave meals out so he can eat whenever hunger strikes. 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. The more treats they eat, the less room they’ll have for their real nutritional requirements.

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