What Foods Should You Give To Your New Don Sphynx?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Cats, Don Sphynx, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Don SphynxDon Sphynxs eat meat. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what to feed your new Don Sphynx. If you don’t adhere to her natural diet, the Don Sphynx will seem like a finicky eater. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you will have difficulty getting your new Don Sphynx to eat.

How should you serve to the Don Sphynx?

You must never forget that Don Sphynxs share much of their dna with the largest of felines — tigers, lions,and jaguars, etc. — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding the Don Sphynx. Never will you witness an adult puma on Animal Planet chewing grass, drinking milk, or eating an apple in nature. You also would never see a young lion cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As silly as these examples appear, that’s how many people feed their Don Sphynxs. Don’t act surprised when your Don Sphynx goes on a hunger strike. Don Sphynxs don’t eat the same way humans or dogs do. As far as their diet is concerned, they are very strict, and owners must always keep this in mind. Compared to what their owners should be eating, Don Sphynxs need to eat a lot of meat for fat and protein. A human would probably develop a lot of problems if she ate the Don Sphynx’s diet. Don Sphynxs are not at all the same as people and they are not like miniature dogs. Unfortunately, it’s common for people to treat their Don Sphynxs the same way they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and remain healthy. Given that dog food is so overloaded with carbohydrates, a dog’s diet can be deadly to your Don Sphynx if fed consistently. Don Sphynxs are not meant to eat carbs and can’t process them. Don Sphynxs get extreme weight problems by eating carbs, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Don Sphynxs must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

important Don Sphynx care tips

Pleasing Your Don Sphynx’s Appetite

Be sure any food you purchase for your Don Sphynx meets the standards defined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying those requirements ensures that the Don Sphynx is receiving the required food. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “super-premium”, ” premium”, ” natural”, and “gourmet”, as there is no standard that defines them. You can always ask your vet what food he recommends as well. Once you have decided, give your Don Sphynx a taste test. If your Don Sphynx eats it with no issues and seems to enjoy it, it is a fine pick. If the Don Sphynx doesn’t appear to like it, on the other hand, you must go back to square one. Don Sphynxs often will go on a hunger strike rather than eat food they don’t tolerate, and these strikes can truly be dangerous. If she decides to a hunger strike, the Don Sphynx runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. If you do need to swap foods, replace the old food a little bit at a time, in small amounts over a week. This makes it easier for your Don Sphynx to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Don Sphynx Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks

How much food should you feed the Don Sphynx? The answer may surprise you. For example, is the Don Sphynx a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has your Don Sphynx been sterilized? Both of these answers are critical in establishing your Don Sphynx’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to get advice from the veterinarian, who will identify your Don Sphynx’s ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Once you figure out how much your Don Sphynx needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Don Sphynx at his ideal weight. It’s hard to help overweight Don Sphynx lose weight, and it’s easier to keep yours at its ideal size. Once you’ve gotten this info from her vet, it’s time to plan your Don Sphynx’s meals. Don Sphynxs like to eat small servings during the day, so plan to leave bowls out so he can eat when 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. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them consuming too much salt.

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