What Should You Feed The Oriental Longhair?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Cats, Oriental Longhair, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Oriental LonghairOriental Longhairs are predators. Never forget that as you are considering how you should feed the Oriental Longhair. That may be the reason your Oriental Longhair seems like a picky eater. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you may have a hard time getting the Oriental Longhair to eat.

Feeding the Oriental Longhair.

Always keep in mind Oriental Longhairs share much of their dna with the largest of felines — lions, tigers,and leopards, etc. — so take that to heart when feeding the Oriental Longhair. You won’t ever see an adult leopard on Animal Planet drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in nature. Nor would you see a lion cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As outrageous as these examples sound, that’s exactly what many owners feed their Oriental Longhairs. So you shouldn’t expect your Oriental Longhair at home to be ecstatic if that’s what you try to give get him to eat. Oriental Longhairs don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely stray, and owners must be aware of this. Oriental Longhairs take in almost entirely proteins and fats in contrast to to omnivores like humans who also get nutrition from vegetables and fruits. If we ate like Oriental Longhairs, we’d develop serious health issues at a young age. Just because they’re a member of your family, does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Unfortunately, it’s common for people to feed their Oriental Longhairs exactly like they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of different foods and stay healthy. Since dog food is so loaded with carbohydrates, a dog’s diet can actually be fatal to your Oriental Longhair if fed consistently. Oriental Longhairs are not meant to eat carbs because they can’t process them well. Oriental Longhairs get extreme obesity problems from carbohydrates, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Oriental Longhairs must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satisfying Your Oriental Longhair’s Taste Buds

Before you decide on a particular food for your Oriental Longhair be sure it is approved by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. That guarantees that the food meets at least the basic dietary needs of your Oriental Longhair. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “natural”, ” gourmet”, ” premium”, and “super-premium”, as there is no guideline that defines them. Ask your veterinarian what type of food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Oriental Longhair. After you’ve made a choice, let your Oriental Longhair do a taste test. If your Oriental Longhair eats it with no issues and seems to enjoy it, it is a great pick. On the other hand, if the Oriental Longhair doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to give a different choice. If your Oriental Longhair does not like the food you have given him, a harmful hunger strike may be next. If she ever decides to stop eating, your Oriental Longhair runs an extreme risk of liver failure and death. Don’t switch foods haphazardly, either. Make sure you bring in a different type of food little by little over a week. This prevents your Oriental Longhair from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time for Oriental Longhairs

Just how much food will the Oriental Longhair need? That depends on some things you might not expect. As an example, is your Oriental Longhair an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Oriental Longhair been spayed or neutered? Answers to both of these questions affect your Oriental Longhair’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your Oriental Longhair’s doctor, who will decide your Oriental Longhairs ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Take the initiaitive and ask your vet about your Oriental Longhair’s weight and food. Once you learn how much food your Oriental Longhair needs, stick to it. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Oriental Longhair at his ideal weight. For Oriental Longhairs, it’s difficult to lose extra weight once they get obese. Next, plan your Oriental Longhair’s meals. Oriental Longhairs 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 put out half in the morning before leaving for work and the other half when you return. Keep snacks to a minimum. The more treats they eat, the more they might deviate from their core diet.

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