What Foods To Serve To Your New Thai?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2008 in Cats, Pets, Thai | 0 comments


What to feed the ThaiThais are natural predators. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what foods you should feed your new Thai. That may be the reason your Thai rejects the food you give him. If you’re giving your her food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you may have trouble getting your new Thai to eat.

What you should feed your new Thai.

Keep in mind Thais are closely related to the largest of felines — cougars, lions and tigers — so keep that in mind when you’re feeding your Thai. Never will you witness a mature jaguar on Animal Planet drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in his natural habitat. You also would never see a panther cub in nature drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As absurd as these examples sound, that’s exactly how many people feed their Thais. So you shouldn’t expect your Thai at home to be pleased if that’s what you try to give make him eat. Thais don’t eat the same way humans and dogs do. When it comes to nutrition, they are very strict, and owners must always take that into consideration. Thais eat almost exclusively fats and proteins in contrast to to omnivores like humans who also need fruits and vegetables. A human could end up with many problems if he tried to live on the Thai’s diet. Although they’re a part of the family, that does not mean they should eat like you and the dogs. Quite often, you’ll find owners who feed their Thais the same way they feed themselves and their dog, although the Thais diet is much more restrictive. Given that dog food is so full of carbs, a dog’s diet can actually be deadly to your Thai if fed continuously. Thais are not meant to eat carbs because they can’t process them well. Thais will develop extreme obesity issues by eating carbs, which can lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Thais must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satiating Your Thai’s Taste Buds

When you’re choosing food for your Thai, verify the packaging states it meets the guidelines set by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying their standards guarantees that your Thai is getting the right nutrition. It’s best to just pay no attention to terms such as “premium”, ” super-premium”, ” natural”, and “gourmet” which have no standard definition. You can ask the doctor which food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Thai. After you have decided on the optimum food, it’s time to let your Thai decide. If the Thai likes the food and does not show any gastrointestinal upsets (such as vomiting) later, you’ve made a good choice. In contrast, if your Thai doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be ready to offer options. Thais often will go on a hunger strike as opposed to eat some food they don’t enjoy, and these strikes are harmful. If she ever decides to stop eating, the Thai runs an extreme risk of liver failure and death. If you ever decide to switch foods, replace the old food little by little, in small amounts over about a week. This helps prevent the Thai from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Thai Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks

Just how much food does your Thai need? It depends on some elements you might not expect. For example, is your Thai a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has your Thai had sterilization surgery? Both determine your Thai’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your veterinarian, who will determine your Thais ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Take the initiaitive and ask your veterinarian about your Thai’s food and weight. Once you figure out how much your Thai needs, don’t deviate. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Thai will get used to it and stay at his ideal weight. It’s difficult to help a fat Thai lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its ideal size. Once you’ve gotten this info from her vet, it’s time to plan your Thai’s meals. Thais like to eat all day, so it’s just best to leave meals out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can put out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Keep snacks to a minimum. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them eating too much salt.

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