What Food You Should Serve To Your New Russian Blue.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2007 in Cats, Pets, Russian Blue | 0 comments


What to feed the Russian BlueRussian Blues, like other felines, are predators. Never forget that while considering what you should feed your new Russian Blue. If you don’t stick to this, your Russian Blue may reject your food offerings. You can have trouble getting your Russian Blue to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.

What food you should give to your new Russian Blue.

Remember Russian Blues are closely related to the largest of felines — pumas, tigers and lions — so keep that in mind when you’re feeding your Russian Blue. Never will you see an adult tiger on National Geographic chewing grass, drinking milk, or eating an apple in his natural habitat. You also would never observe a tiger cub in the wild drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal. As absurd as these examples appear, that’s exactly what many people feed their Russian Blues. So you should not be surprised when your Russian Blue goes hungry. Russian Blues don’t eat the same way dogs and humans do. When it comes to nutrition, they rarely mix it up, and owners must always take that into consideration. In contrast to how people eat, Russian Blues need to eat a lot of meat for protein and fat. A human could end up with many ailments if he tried to live on the Russian Blue’s recommended diet. Just because they’re a part of your family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Quite often, you’ll find people who feed their Russian Blues the same way they feed themselves and the dog, even though the Russian Blues diet is much more specific. In fact, dog food can be fatal to Russian Blues over time because it fails to meet their dietary requirements and it’s often loaded with carbs, which Russian Blues can’t digest healthily. Russian Blues get severe obesity problems from carbs, which can lead to diabetes. The Russian Blue’s digestive system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.

tips for taking care of the young Russian Blue

Satiating Your Russian Blue’s Appetite

Before deciding on a specific food for your Russian Blue make sure it is deemed acceptable by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Meeting the guidelines guarantees that the Russian Blue is receiving the right food. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “gourmet”, ” super-premium”, ” natural”, and “premium”, as there is no guideline that defines them. You can ask your vet which type of food (wet or dry) is best for your Russian Blue. After you’ve selected the optimum food, it’s now the time to let your Russian Blue give the go ahead. If the Russian Blue eats it with no problems and seems to relish it, it is a great food for him. On the other hand, if your Russian Blue doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be prepared to provide other choices. If your Russian Blue doesn’t enjoy the food you have given him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If he decides to stop eating, your Russian Blue runs a high risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. If you ever need to change from one food to another, introduce a different type of food a little at a time, in small quantities over about a week. This helps prevent the Russian Blue from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Snacks, Feeding Time, and Portion Size for Russian Blues

How much food should you feed the Russian Blue? The answer may enlighten you. For instance, is your Russian Blue an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the Russian Blue been neutered or spayed? Answers to both of these questions affect your Russian Blue’s dietary requirements. The solution is to get more information from your veterinarian, who will define your Russian Blue’s best weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you figure out how much your Russian Blue needs, stick to the plan. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Russian Blue will get used to it and remain at her ideal weight. It’s hard to help an obese Russian Blue lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Once you’ve gotten this info from his veterinarian, it’s time to set up the Russian Blue’s meals. Russian Blues like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave food out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can leave out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Keep treats to a minimum. The more treats they get, the more they will deviate from their core diet.

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