What Foods To Feed The Serrade Petit?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Cats, Pets, Serrade Petit | 0 comments

What to feed the Serrade petitSerrade petits are natural predators. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what you should feed your Serrade petit. That may be the reason your Serrade petit rejects the food you give him. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you may have trouble getting your new Serrade petit to eat.

What food you should serve to your Serrade petit.

You must always remember Serrade petits are closely related to the largest of cats — lions, tigers,and panthers, etc. — so keep that in mind while feeding your Serrade petit. You won’t see an adult jaguar on National Geographic eating an apple, chewing grass, or drinking milk in nature. Nor would you see a young puma cub in nature drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t the mother. As ridiculous as these examples sound, that’s exactly how many owners feed their Serrade petits. So you shouldn’t be surprised if your Serrade petit goes without eating. Serrade petits don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely mix it up, and owners must realize that. Serrade petits eat almost entirely proteins and fats as opposed to omnivores like humans who also need fruits and vegetables. If we ate like Serrade petits, we’d have heart disease by age 20. Serrade petits are not at all the same as humans and they are not miniature dogs. It’s not uncommon for owners to feed their Serrade petits like they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and stay healthy. As a matter of fact, dog food is deadly to Serrade petits over time because it doesn’t meet their nutritional needs and it’s often overloaded with too many carbohydrates, which Serrade petits can’t digest healthily. Serrade petits get severe weight problems by eating carbohydrates, which can lead to diabetes. The Serrade petit’s digestive system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.

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Pleasing Your Serrade petit’s Palate

Before deciding on a specific food for your Serrade petit be certain it is approved by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. That ensures that the food satisfies at least the bare minimum dietary needs of your Serrade petit. It’s best to just ignore marketing terms like “super-premium”, ” premium”, ” gourmet”, and “natural” which have no set definition. You can ask the veterinarian which food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Serrade petit. After you’ve decided, give your Serrade petit a taste test. If the Serrade petit eats it with no problems and appears to relish it, it is a great pick. In contrast, if the Serrade petit doesn’t like the food, you need to be ready to give options. If your Serrade petit doesn’t like the food you have given him, a harmful hunger strike is possilbe. If he decides to a hunger strike, your Serrade petit runs a high risk of liver failure and death. If you do decide to change from one food to another, replace the old food little by little, in small amounts over a week. This helps prevent your Serrade petit from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time for Serrade petits

How much food should you feed your Serrade petit? Well that depends on some factors you might not expect. For example, is your Serrade petit a house cat or a yard cat or hybrid? Has your Serrade petit had sterilization surgery? These both play a role in nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to request more information from your veterinarian, who will determine your Serrade petit’s ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Once you know how much food your Serrade petit needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Serrade petit at her healthy weight. For Serrade petits, it’s difficult to shed extra weight once they get obese. Once you’ve gotten this info from your doctor, it’s time to set up your Serrade petit’s meals. Serrade petits like to eat small meals during the day, so plan to leave food out so she can eat whenever hunger strikes. You can put out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Though you might enjoy giving your Serrade petit snacks, keep them to a minimum. Don’t let treats dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them eating too much salt.

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