What You Should Feed Your New Asian Semi-Longhair.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2008 in Asian Semi-Longhair, Cats, Pets | 0 comments

What to feed the Asian Semi-longhairAsian Semi-longhairs eat meat and meat only. Please remember that as you are pondering which food your Asian Semi-longhair should eat. If you don’t adhere to her intended diet, the Asian Semi-longhair will seem like a picky eater. You may have a difficult time getting your Asian Semi-longhair to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.

Feeding your Asian Semi-longhair.

Keep in mind Asian Semi-longhairs are closely related to the fiercest of felines — cheetahs, lions and tigers — so take that to heart when feeding your Asian Semi-longhair. Never will you see a mature jaguar on Animal Planet eating an apple, drinking milk or chewing grass in the wild. You also would never see a young cougar cub in the wild drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As ridiculous as these examples sound, that’s exactly how many people feed their Asian Semi-longhairs. Don’t act surprised when your Asian Semi-longhair goes on a hunger strike. Asian Semi-longhairs are not like us and unlike dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they are very inflexible, and owners must be aware of this. Asian Semi-longhairs take in almost exclusively proteins and fats in contrast to to omnivores like humans who also eat fruits and vegetables. A person could develop many ailments if he tried to live on the Asian Semi-longhair’s diet. Asian Semi-longhairs are not at all the same as people and they are not little dogs. It’s not uncommon for owners to treat their Asian Semi-longhairs exactly like they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and remain healthy. Given that dog food is predominantly carbohydrates, a dog’s diet can be deadly to your Asian Semi-longhair if fed for a long period of time. Asian Semi-longhairs should not eat carbs and can’t process them. Many times, when you see an overweight domestic Asian Semi-longhair it’s because she was given a diet heavy in carbohydrates. This also puts them at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Asian Semi-longhairs must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satisfying Your Asian Semi-longhair’s Appetite

Be sure any food you buy for the Asian Semi-longhair meets the guidelines outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food meets at least the minimum nutritional requirements of your Asian Semi-longhair. It’s best to just ignore terms like “natural”, ” premium”, ” gourmet”, and “super-premium” which have no standard definition. You can ask the vet which type of food (wet or dry) is best for the Asian Semi-longhair. Once you’ve picked the optimum food, it’s now the time to let your Asian Semi-longhair give the go ahead. If the Asian Semi-longhair eats it with no problems and appears to relish it, it is a good choice. If the Asian Semi-longhair doesn’t appear to tolerate it, on the other hand, you should go back to the drawing board. Asian Semi-longhairs will sometimes prefer to go on hunger strikes before they eat food they don’t enjoy, and these strikes can truly be dangerous. If she commits to stop eating, the Asian Semi-longhair runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. If you ever decide to swap foods, replace the old food little by little, in small amounts over about a week. This makes it easier for your Asian Semi-longhair to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks for Asian Semi-longhairs

How much food does the Asian Semi-longhair need? There are many factors that determine that answer. As an example, is your Asian Semi-longhair an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the Asian Semi-longhair been spayed or neutered? Both of these answers are critical in establishing your Asian Semi-longhair’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your vet, who will define your Asian Semi-longhairs ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you find out how much food your Asian Semi-longhair needs, stick to the plan. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Asian Semi-longhair will get used to it and stay at his ideal weight. It’s difficult to help an obese Asian Semi-longhair lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Next, set up your Asian Semi-longhair’s meals. Asian Semi-longhairs enjoy small meals during the day, so plan to leave food out so she can eat whenever hunger strikes. You can also put out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them on a diet of salty things.

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