What Should Australian Mists Eat?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Australian Mist, Cats, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Australian MistAustralian Mists eat meat and meat only. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide which food your Australian Mist should eat. If you don’t adhere to this, your Australian Mist may reject your food offerings. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you will have difficulty getting your new Australian Mist to eat.

What foods to feed your new Australian Mist?

Always keep in mind Australian Mists are closely related to the largest of cats — tigers, lions,and cheetahs, etc. — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding the Australian Mist. You wouldn’t see a mature tiger on National Geographic drinking milk, eating an apple, or chewing grass in nature. Nor would you see a young cheetah cub in nature drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As absurd as these examples are, that’s exactly what many owners feed their Australian Mists. Don’t be surprised if your Australian Mist goes on a hunger strike. Australian Mists don’t eat the same way humans and dogs do. As it pertains to nutrition, they are very strict, and owners must always take that into consideration. In contrast to how people eat, Australian Mists need to eat a lot of meat for protein and fat. If we ate like Australian Mists, we’d have serious health issues at a young age. Australian Mists are not at all like people and they are not little dogs. It’s not uncommon for owners to feed their Australian Mists like they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of different foods and stay healthy. In fact, dog food is deadly to Australian Mists over time because it fails to meet their nutritional needs and it’s often overloaded with too many carbs, which Australian Mists can’t process properly. Often, when you see an oversized domestic Australian Mist it’s because he was forced to eat a diet high in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Australian Mists must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

tips for taking care of Australian Mists

Delighting Your Australian Mist’s Appetite

When choosing food for your Australian Mist, verify the packaging states it meets the minimum requirements set by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food meets at least the bare minimum dietary requirements of your Australian Mist. It’s best to just ignore marketing terms such as “premium”, ” super-premium”, ” gourmet”, and “natural” which have no standard definition. You can ask your vet which food (wet or dry) is best for the Australian Mist. Once you’ve selected the best food, it’s now the time to let your Australian Mist give the go ahead. The food is a keeper if your Australian Mist likes it and doesn’t show any noticeable discomfort afterward. If the Australian Mist doesn’t appear to enjoy it, however, it’s necessary to go back to square one. Australian Mists will sometimes prefer to go on hunger strikes rather than eat food they don’t like, and such strikes can truly be harmful. If she commits to a hunger strike, the Australian Mist runs a high risk of liver failure and death. If you do need to switch from one food to another, replace the old food little by little, in small amounts over a week. This prevents the Australian Mist from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Australian Mist Snacks, Portion Size, and Feeding Time

How much food do you need to feed the Australian Mist? That depends on some aspects you might not expect. For instance, is your Australian Mist a house cat or a yard cat or hybrid? Has the Australian Mist been neutered or spayed? Answers to both of these questions affect your Australian Mist’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your doctor, who will define your Australian Mists ideal weight and daily calorie requirement. Once you learn how much your Australian Mist needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Australian Mist at his healthy weight. For Australian Mists, it’s hard to lose weight once they get overweight. Once you’ve gotten this info from the veterinarian, it’s time to set up your Australian Mist’s meals. Australian Mists like to eat small portions throughout the day, so plan to leave bowls out so he can eat when hunger strikes. You can also give out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Keep snacks to a minimum. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, too much salt is a bad thing.

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