What Should Chartreuxs Eat?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2005 in Cats, Chartreux, Pets | 0 comments


What to feed the ChartreuxChartreuxs eat meat and meat only. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide how to feed your Chartreux. If you don’t adhere to the natural diet, the Chartreux may become a picky eater. You may have a hard time getting the Chartreux to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.

What should Chartreuxs eat?

You must always keep in mind Chartreuxs share a recent common ancestor with the biggest of felines — pumas, tigers and lions — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding your Chartreux. Never will you witness a mature puma on National Geographic drinking milk, eating an apple, or chewing grass in his natural habitat. You also would never observe a cheetah cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t the mother. As preposterous as these examples sound, that’s exactly what many people feed their Chartreuxs. Don’t expect your Chartreux at home to be thrilled if that’s what you try to give to her. Chartreuxs are not like us and not like dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they are very strict, and you must always keep this in mind. Compared to what their owners should be eating, Chartreuxs need to eat a high proportion of meat for protein and fat. A person would probably end up with many problems if he tried to live on the Chartreux’s diet. Chartreuxs are not at all like people and they are not like little dogs. Many times, you’ll find families who feed their Chartreuxs the same foods they feed themselves and the dog, even though the Chartreuxs diet is much more specific. As a matter of fact, dog food is deadly to Chartreuxs over time because it doesn’t meet their dietary requirements and it’s usually loaded with carbs, which Chartreuxs can’t process properly. Chartreuxs will develop severe weight problems by eating carbohydrates, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The Chartreux’s digestive system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.

tips for taking care of the young Chartreux

Pleasing Your Chartreux’s Appetite

Before you decide on a specific food for your Chartreux be certain it is approved by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. That guarantees that the food meets at least the minimum nutritional needs of your Chartreux. You can ignore marketing terms such as “gourmet”, ” super-premium”, ” premium”, and “natural” which have no standard definition. Ask the vet which food (wet or dry) is best for the Chartreux. Once you’ve selected the ideal food, it’s now time to let your Chartreux decide. If your Chartreux eats it with no issues and appears to relish it, it is a fine pick. If your Chartreux does not seem to like it, however, it’s necessary to go back to the drawing board. Chartreuxs will sometimes prefer to go on a hunger strike before they eat something they don’t like, and such strikes are harmful. If she ever decides to stop eating, the Chartreux runs an extreme risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. Don’t switch foods abruptly, either. Make sure you replace the old food a little bit at a time over the course of about a week. This makes it easier for your Chartreux to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Chartreux Snacks, Feeding Time, and Portion Size

Just how much food does your Chartreux need? The answer may surprise you. For instance, is the Chartreux a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has the Chartreux had sterilization surgery? Both of these answers are crucial in establishing your Chartreux’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your veterinarian, who will set your Chartreuxs ideal weight and daily calorie count. Be proactive about asking your vet about your Chartreux’s food and weight. Once you figure out how much food your Chartreux needs, don’t deviate. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Chartreux will get used to it and remain at a healthy weight. For Chartreuxs, it’s difficult to shed pounds once they get overweight. Next, plan your Chartreux’s meals. Chartreuxs like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave meals out for them where it’s accessible all the time. 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 treats dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them on a diet of salty things.

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