Dwelfs are predators. That’s the most important thing to keep in mind when pondering what you should feed your Dwelf. If you don’t adhere to his intended diet, your Dwelf will become a finicky eater. You may have difficulty getting your new Dwelf to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.
What foods should you feed the Dwelf?
Remember Dwelfs share much of their dna with the largest of felines — leopards, lions and tigers — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding the Dwelf. Never will you see an adult tiger on Animal Planet chewing grass, drinking milk, or eating an apple in his natural habitat. You also would never see a young jaguar cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As absurd as these examples sound, that’s exactly what many people feed their Dwelfs. Don’t expect your Dwelf at home to be excited if that’s what you try to give to her. Dwelfs are different from us and different from dogs. When it comes to nutrition, they rarely stray, and owners must realize that. In contrast to what their owners should be eating, Dwelfs need to eat a lot of meat for fat and protein. If we ate like Dwelfs, we’d have heart disease by age 20. Just because they’re a part of your family, does not mean they should eat like you and the dogs. Unfortunately, it’s common for owners to treat their Dwelfs the same way they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and stay healthy. In fact, dog food is deadly to Dwelfs over time because it fails to meet their nutritional requirements and it’s usually overloaded with too many carbohydrates, which Dwelfs can’t digest well. Many times, when you see an oversized domestic Dwelf it’s because he was forced to eat a diet heavy in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts them at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Dwelfs must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.
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Pleasing Your Dwelf’s Appetite
Make certain any food you buy for the Dwelf meets the standards outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying those minimum requirements ensures that your Dwelf is getting the correct nutrition. It’s ok to ignore marketing terms such as “premium”, ” super-premium”, ” gourmet”, and “natural” which have no standard definition. You can always ask your vet what food she recommends as well. After you have decided, let your Dwelf do a taste test. The food is a a great choice if your Dwelf likes it and doesn’t display any noticeable discomfort afterward. In contrast, if your Dwelf doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be ready to provide options. If your Dwelf does not tolerate the food you have given him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If she decides to stop eating, your Dwelf runs a high risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. Don’t swap foods abruptly, either. Be certain you bring in the new food gradually in small amounts over the course of a week. This helps prevent the Dwelf from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.
Dwelf Feeding Time, Snacks, and Portion Size
How much do you need to feed the Dwelf? That depends on some aspects you might not expect. For instance, is your Dwelf an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the Dwelf been sterilized? Both of these answers are crucial in determining your Dwelf’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your vet, who will decide your Dwelfs ideal weight and daily nutritional requirements. Once you learn how much food your Dwelf needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Dwelf at a healthy weight. It’s difficult to help a fat Dwelf lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Once you’ve gotten this info from his veterinarian, it’s time to plan the Dwelf’s meals. Dwelfs 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 leave out half in the morning before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Although you may enjoy feeding your Dwelf snacks, do so rarely. Don’t let snacks dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, too much salt is a bad thing.
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