What Should Balineses Eat?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in Balinese, Cats, Pets | 0 comments


What to feed the BalineseBalineses are predators. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what food you should serve to your new Balinese. If you stray from her natural diet, the Balinese will become a picky eater. If you’re giving your her food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you can have a hard time getting your new Balinese to eat.

How to serve to the Balinese?

Keep in mind Balineses share much of their dna with the fiercest of cats — tigers, lions,and cougars, etc. — so keep that in mind while feeding the Balinese. You won’t ever see a mature tiger on Animal Planet drinking milk, eating an apple, or chewing grass in his natural habitat. You also would never see a tiger cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As silly as these examples are, that’s how many people feed their Balineses. So you shouldn’t be surprised when your Balinese goes on a hunger strike. Balineses don’t eat the same way dogs and humans do. When it comes to nutrition, they are very strict, and owners must realize that. In contrast to what their owners eat, Balineses need to eat a high percentage of meat for protein and fat. If we ate like Balineses, we’d have serious health issues at a young age. Although they’re a part of the family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Many times, you’ll find people who feed their Balineses just like they feed themselves and their dog, even though the Balineses diet is much more strict. Given that dog food is predominantly carbs, a dog’s diet can actually be deadly to your Balinese if fed day in and day out. Balineses are not meant to eat carbs because they can’t process them. Balineses will develop severe weight issues from carbs, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Balineses must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Pleasing Your Balinese’s Taste Buds

Be certain any food you purchase for your Balinese meets the requirements set by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). This guarantees that the food meets at least the minimum dietary requirements of your Balinese. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “gourmet”, ” natural”, ” super-premium”, and “premium”, as there is no guideline that defines them. You can ask the doctor which food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Balinese. Once you have made your choice, let your Balinese do a taste test. If the Balinese eats it with no problems and seems to relish it, it is a good choice. In contrast, if the Balinese doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to offer a different choice. If your Balinese does not tolerate the food you have given him, a dangerous hunger strike may be next. If she commits to stop eating, the Balinese runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. Don’t switch foods abruptly, either. Be sure you bring in a different type of food a little at a time over the course of about a week. This prevents your Balinese from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Feeding Time, Portion Size, and Snacks for Balineses

How much do you need to feed your Balinese? The answer might surprise you. As an example, is your Balinese an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the Balinese had sterilization surgery? These both play a factor in dietary requirements. The solution is to get a recommendation from the doctor, who will help you set your Balinese’s best weight and daily dietary requirements. Take charge and ask your vet about your Balinese’s weight and food. Once you learn how much your Balinese needs, don’t deviate. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Balinese will get used to it and remain at a ideal weight. For Balineses, it’s difficult to lose it once they get overweight. Once you’ve gotten this info from his veterinarian, it’s time to set up the Balinese’s meals. Balineses 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 also leave out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Keep treats to a minimum. The more snacks they eat, the less room they’ll have for their real dietary requirements.

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