What Should German Rexs Eat?

Posted by on May 1, 2004 in Cats, German Rex, Pets | 2 comments


What to feed the German RexGerman Rexs are predators. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what you should feed your German Rex. That might explain why your German Rex rejects the meals you prepare for him. If you’re giving your him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you can have a hard time getting your new German Rex to eat.

Feeding your German Rex.

You must never forget that German Rexs share much of their dna with the fiercest of felines — pumas, tigers and lions — so take that to heart when you’re feeding your German Rex. You will never see an adult panther on Animal Planet chewing grass, eating an apple, or drinking milk in nature. Nor would you see a cougar cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t the mother. As ridiculous as these examples sound, that’s how many people feed their German Rexs. So you shouldn’t expect your German Rex at home to be pleased when that’s what you try to feed him. German Rexs don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. As far as their diet is concerned, they rarely mix it up, and as an owner you must always take that into consideration. German Rexs take in almost entirely fats and proteins as opposed to omnivores like humans who also need fruits and vegetables. A person would probably develop a lot of ailments if he ate the German Rex’s diet. Just because they’re a member of the family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Unfortunately, it’s common for people to feed their German Rexs like they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and stay healthy. Because dog food is mainly carbs, a dog’s diet can be deadly to your German Rex if fed continuously. German Rexs should not eat carbs because they can’t process them. German Rexs get extreme weight problems from carbs, which can lead to diabetes. The German Rex’s digestive system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.

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Satiating Your German Rex’s Palate

Make sure any food you buy for your German Rex satisifies the guidelines prescribed by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying the standards ensures that the German Rex is getting the required food. It’s ok to ignore marketing terms like “gourmet”, ” natural”, ” super-premium”, and “premium” which have no set definition. You can always ask your vet which food he recommends as well. After you’ve decided, give your German Rex a taste test. If your German Rex eats it with no problems and seems to enjoy it, it is a good food for her. However, if the German Rex doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be ready to give a different choice. If your German Rex doesn’t enjoy the food you have fed him, a harmful hunger strike is possilbe. If she ever decides to a hunger strike, the German Rex runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. Don’t change foods haphazardly, either. Be certain you introduce the new food a little at a time in small amounts over the course of a week. This makes it easier for your German Rex to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Snacks, Feeding Time, and Portion Size for German Rexs

How much food will your German Rex need? The answer may surprise you. For instance, is your German Rex an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the German Rex had sterilization surgery? These both play a huge role in nutritional requirements. The solution is to get advice from your veterinarian, who will help you define your German Rex’s ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Take initiative about asking your vet about your German Rex’s food and weight. Once you know how much your German Rex needs, don’t deviate. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your German Rex at his ideal weight. It’s difficult to help a fat German Rex lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at a healthy size. Next, plan the German Rex’s meals. German Rexs enjoy small meals or snacks during the day, so expect to leave bowls out so she can come and graze whenever hunger strikes. You can also leave out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Don’t go overboard with treats, either. The more treats they get, the more they will deviate from their core nutrition.

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