What Should Cheetohs Eat?

Posted by on May 10, 2007 in Cats, Cheetoh, Pets | 0 comments


What to feed the CheetohCheetohs are natural predators. Never forget that while contemplating which food your Cheetoh should eat. If you don’t stick to his natural diet, your Cheetoh will become a picky eater. If you’re giving your him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you may have difficulty getting your Cheetoh to eat.

What do Cheetohs eat?

Always remember Cheetohs share a recent common ancestor with the fiercest of felines — leopards, lions and tigers — so take that to heart when feeding the Cheetoh. Never will you witness an adult jaguar on National Geographic drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in his natural habitat. Nor would you see a tiger cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As absurd as these examples appear, that’s what many people feed their Cheetohs. So you should not act surprised if your Cheetoh goes without eating. Cheetohs don’t eat the same way humans and dogs do. When it comes to nutrition, they are very strict, and as an owner you must be aware of this. Cheetohs consume almost exclusively fats and proteins in contrast to to omnivores like humans who also need vegetables and fruits. A human could end up with a lot of ailments if he tried to live on the Cheetoh’s recommended diet. Cheetohs are not at all the same as people and they are not like little dogs. Quite often, you’ll find people who feed their Cheetohs just like they feed themselves and the dog, although the Cheetohs diet is much more strict. Given that dog food is so full of carbohydrates, a dog’s diet can be fatal to your Cheetoh if fed continuously. Cheetohs should not eat carbs and can’t process them well. Many times, when you see an oversized domestic Cheetoh it’s because he was forced to eat a diet heavy in carbohydrates. This also puts them at risk of diabetes. The Cheetoh’s digestive system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.

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Satisfying Your Cheetoh’s Taste Buds

When choosing food for your Cheetoh, make sure the packaging states it meets the requirements prescribed by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying the minimum requirements guarantees that your Cheetoh is receiving the proper nutrition. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “natural”, ” super-premium”, ” premium”, and “gourmet”, as there is no standard that defines them. You can always ask the vet which food he recommends as well. After you’ve made your choice, let your Cheetoh do a taste test. The food is a keeper if your Cheetoh likes it and doesn’t show any noticeable discomfort afterward. If your Cheetoh does not appear to enjoy it, however, you should go back to the drawing board. If the Cheetoh does not tolerate the food you have fed him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If he commits to stop eating, your Cheetoh runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. Don’t switch foods abruptly, either. Be certain you bring in a different type of food little by little in small amounts over the course of about a week. This helps prevent your Cheetoh from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Feeding Time, Portion Size, and Snacks for Cheetohs

How much food does your Cheetoh need? The answer might enlighten you. For example, is your Cheetoh an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Cheetoh had sterilization surgery? Both of these answers are vital in determining your Cheetoh’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your vet, who will set your Cheetohs ideal weight and daily calorie count. Once you find out how much food your Cheetoh needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Cheetoh at her healthy weight. It’s hard to help overweight Cheetoh lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Once you’ve gotten this info from her doctor, it’s time to schedule the Cheetoh’s meals. Cheetohs like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave food 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 when you return. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them eating too much salt.

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