Pixiebobs, like other felines, are predators. Always keep that in mind when pondering which food your Pixiebob should eat. That might explain why your Pixiebob seems like a finicky eater. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you can have difficulty getting your new Pixiebob to eat.
How to serve to the Pixiebob?
You must always remember Pixiebobs are closely related to the biggest of felines — lions, tigers,and panthers, etc. — so take that to heart while feeding the Pixiebob. You won’t ever see an adult lion on Animal Planet eating an apple, chewing grass, or drinking milk in the wild. You also would never see a puma cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As ridiculous as these examples are, that’s how many people feed their Pixiebobs. Don’t act surprised when your Pixiebob goes hungry. Pixiebobs are different from us and different from dogs. As it relates to nutrition, they rarely deviate, and owners must be aware of this. In contrast to what their owners should be eating, Pixiebobs need to eat a lot of meat for protein and fat. A human would probably end up with a lot of ailments if she ate the Pixiebob’s recommended diet. Pixiebobs are not at all like people and they are not little dogs. It’s not uncommon for people to treat their Pixiebobs exactly like they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of different foods and stay healthy. Since dog food is so overloaded with carbs, a dog’s diet can actually be deadly to your Pixiebob if fed consistently. Pixiebobs should not eat carbs and can’t process them. Pixiebobs get severe weight problems by eating carbohydrates, which can lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Pixiebobs must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.
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Prior to deciding on a particular food for the Pixiebob be sure it is deemed acceptable by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Satisfying the standards ensures that your Pixiebob is receiving the required nutrition. Feel free to ignore marketing terms such as “super-premium”, ” natural”, ” gourmet”, and “premium” which have no standard definition. You can always ask the vet what food she recommends. After you have picked the best food, it’s now the time to let your Pixiebob give the go ahead. If your Pixiebob eats it with no issues and appears to relish it, it is a good choice. However, if your Pixiebob doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to provide a different solution. Pixiebobs will sometimes prefer to go on a hunger strike instead of eat some food they don’t tolerate, and such strikes are truly dangerous. If she ever decides to stop eating, the Pixiebob runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. If you do decide to switch foods, replace the old food a little at a time, in small amounts over a week. This makes it easier for your Pixiebob to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.
Pixiebob Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks
How much food do you need to feed your Pixiebob? There are many factors that determine that answer. As an example, is the Pixiebob an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the Pixiebob had sterilization surgery? Both of these answers are of utmost importance in determining your Pixiebob’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to seek a recommendation from the vet, who will define your Pixiebob’s best weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you figure out how much food your Pixiebob needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Pixiebob at his healthy weight. For Pixiebobs, it’s hard to lose weight once they get overweight. Next, plan your Pixiebob’s meals. Pixiebobs like to eat all day, so it’s just best to leave food out for them where it’s accessible all the time. You can leave out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half in the evening. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. The more snacks they get, the more they might deviate from their core diet.
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