What Foods To Feed Your Russian Tabby?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Cats, Pets, Russian Tabby | 0 comments

What to feed the Russian TabbyRussian Tabbys love meat. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what you should feed your new Russian Tabby. That may be the reason the Russian Tabby rejects the food you give her. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you may have a hard time getting your new Russian Tabby to eat.

What should Russian Tabbys eat?

Always keep in mind Russian Tabbys share a recent common ancestor with the largest of felines — pumas, tigers and lions — so take that to heart as you’re feeding the Russian Tabby. Never will you witness an adult lion on Animal Planet eating an apple, drinking milk or chewing grass in his natural habitat. You also would never see a young cougar cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As outrageous as these examples appear, that’s exactly what many owners feed their Russian Tabbys. So you should not act surprised when your Russian Tabby goes without eating. Russian Tabbys don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. As it pertains to nutrition, they rarely deviate, and owners must always keep this in mind. Russian Tabbys eat almost entirely proteins and fats as opposed to omnivores like humans who also need fruits and vegetables. A person would probably develop many ailments if she ate the Russian Tabby’s recommended diet. Although they’re a member of your family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Often you’ll find families who feed their Russian Tabbys the same foods they feed themselves and their dog, even though the Russian Tabbys diet is much more restrictive. Since dog food is predominantly carbs, a dog’s diet can be fatal to your Russian Tabby if fed day in and day out. Russian Tabbys are not meant to eat carbs and can’t process them well. Many times, when you see an extremely heavy domestic Russian Tabby it’s because he was fed a diet high in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The Russian Tabby’s digestive system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.

tips for taking care of young Russian Tabbys

Satisfying Your Russian Tabby’s Taste Buds

When you’re choosing food for your Russian Tabby, make sure the packaging says it meets the minimum requirements outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). This ensures that the food satisfies at least the basic dietary needs of your Russian Tabby. Feel free to ignore marketing terms like “premium”, ” gourmet”, ” natural”, and “super-premium” which have no set definition. You can always ask your doctor what food he recommends as well. After you’ve decided, let your Russian Tabby do a taste test. If the Russian Tabby eats it with no issues and seems to enjoy it, it is a great pick. If your Russian Tabby does not appear to tolerate it, on the other hand, you must go back to the drawing board. If the Russian Tabby does not like the food you have given him, a harmful hunger strike may be imminent. If she commits to a hunger strike, your Russian Tabby runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. If you ever decide to change from one food to another, introduce the new food little by little, in small amounts over about a week. This makes it easier for your Russian Tabby to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Russian Tabby Feeding Time, Snacks, and Portion Size

How much food will your Russian Tabby need? That depends on some elements you might not expect. For example, is the Russian Tabby a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has the Russian Tabby been spayed or neutered? Both of these answers are important in establishing your Russian Tabby’s dietary requirements. The solution is to get more information from the veterinarian, who will help you establish your Russian Tabby’s best weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you find out how much food your Russian Tabby needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Russian Tabby at his healthy weight. It’s difficult to help an obese Russian Tabby lose weight, and it’s easier to keep yours at its proper size. Once you’ve gotten this info from the vet, it’s time to set up the Russian Tabby’s meals. Russian Tabbys enjoy small meals during the day, so expect to leave meals out so he can eat when 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 feeding your Russian Tabby treats, do so infrequently. The more treats they get, the less room they’ll have for their core nutritional requirements.

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