What Should Chantillys Eat?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in Cats, Chantilly, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the ChantillyChantillys eat meat and meat only. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide how to feed your Chantilly. If you don’t adhere to this, your Chantilly may reject your food offerings. If you’re giving your her food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you may have a difficult time getting your new Chantilly to eat.

Feeding your new Chantilly.

Keep in mind Chantillys share much of their dna with the largest of felines — lions, tigers,and cheetahs, etc. — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding your Chantilly. Never will you see a mature cougar on Animal Planet eating an apple, chewing grass, or drinking milk in his natural habitat. You also would never see a tiger cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As ludicrous as these examples appear, that’s exactly how many owners feed their Chantillys. So you should not expect your Chantilly at home to be pleased if that’s what you try to give to him. Chantillys are different from us and not like dogs. As far as their diet is concerned, they are very inflexible, and you must always keep this in mind. Compared to what their owners eat, Chantillys need to eat a high percentage of meat for protein and fat. If we ate like Chantillys, we’d have heart disease by age 20. Just because they’re a member of your family, that does not mean they should eat like you or the dogs. It’s not uncommon for people to treat their Chantillys like they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and stay healthy. As a matter of fact, dog food can be fatal to Chantillys over time because it fails to meet their dietary needs and it’s often loaded with carbs, which Chantillys can’t digest well. Chantillys get severe obesity issues by eating carbs, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Chantillys must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

taking care of Chantilly kittens

Satiating Your Chantilly’s Palate

When choosing food for your Chantilly, check that the packaging states it meets the requirements defined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food satisfies at least the basic nutritional requirements of your Chantilly. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “premium”, ” super-premium”, ” gourmet”, and “natural”, as there is no guideline that defines them. Ask your veterinarian what type of food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Chantilly. After you’ve selected the optimum food, it’s time to let your Chantilly make the final say so. If the Chantilly likes the food and does not exhibit any gastrointestinal issues (such as flatulence) later, you’ve chosen well. In contrast, if your Chantilly doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be ready to offer a different food. Chantillys will sometimes prefer to go on a hunger strike as opposed to eat food they don’t like, and these strikes can truly be dangerous. If she commits to a hunger strike, the Chantilly runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. If you do need to change from one food to another, introduce the new food gradually, in small quantities over about a week. This helps prevent the Chantilly from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Chantilly Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks

How much do you need to feed the Chantilly? It depends on some things you might not expect. For instance, is your Chantilly an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Chantilly been sterilized? Both of these answers are crucial in establishing your Chantilly’s nutritional requirements. The solution is to request advice from the veterinarian, who will help you figure out your Chantilly’s ideal weight and daily calorie requirement. Once you find out how much food your Chantilly needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Chantilly at her healthy weight. For Chantillys, it’s hard to shed extra weight once they get overweight. Once you’ve gotten this info from the doctor, it’s time to set up the Chantilly’s meals. Chantillys like to eat small servings during the day, so expect to leave meals out so he can come and graze whenever hunger strikes. You can also put 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 treats dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them consuming too much salt.

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