Chausies eat meat. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide which food your Chausie should eat. That may explain why your Chausie rejects the meals you prepare for her. You will have trouble getting your new Chausie to eat if you’re giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.
What to give to the Chausie?
You mustn’t forget that Chausies share a recent common ancestor with the biggest of felines — lions, tigers,and pumas, etc. — so take that to heart when feeding your Chausie. Never will you witness an adult panther on Animal Planet chewing grass, eating an apple, or drinking milk in the wild. Nor would you observe a young cougar cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As ridiculous as these examples are, that’s exactly how many owners feed their Chausies. Don’t be surprised when your Chausie goes on a hunger strike. Chausies don’t eat the same way dogs and humans do. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely deviate, and you must always keep this in mind. In contrast to what their owners eat, Chausies need to eat a lot of meat for protein and fat. A human could develop a lot of problems if she tried to live on the Chausie’s recommended diet. Even Though they’re a member of your family, that does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. It’s not uncommon for owners to feed their Chausies like they treat dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and remain healthy. Given that dog food is predominantly carbs, a dog’s diet can be fatal to your Chausie if fed day in and day out. Chausies are not meant to eat carbs because they can’t process them well. Chausies will develop severe weight issues by eating carbohydrates, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Chausies must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.
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Satiating Your Chausie’s Palate
Be certain any food you buy for your Chausie satisifies the standards defined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food meets at least the basic dietary requirements of your Chausie. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “premium”, ” gourmet”, ” natural”, and “super-premium”, as there is no guideline that defines them. You can always ask your vet which food he recommends as well. After you’ve decided on the ideal food, it’s now the time to let your Chausie make the final decision. If your Chausie eats it with no problems and appears to relish it, it is a fine choice. However, if the Chausie doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be ready to provide a different solution. Chausies will sometimes prefer to go on a hunger strike as opposed to eat some food they don’t enjoy, and these strikes can be dangerous. If he decides to stop eating, your Chausie runs a high risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. If you ever need to swap foods, replace the old food little by little, in small quantities over about a week. This helps prevent your Chausie from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.
Chausie Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks
Just how much food will your Chausie need? Well that depends on some things you might not expect. For example, is your Chausie an indoor or outdoor cat? Has the Chausie been sterilized? These both play a factor in dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your vet, who will figure out your Chausies ideal weight and daily calorie count. Take charge and ask your doctor about your Chausie’s food and weight. Once you figure out how much your Chausie needs, stick to it. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Chausie will get used to it and stay at a ideal weight. It’s difficult to help a fat Chausie lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its ideal size. Next, schedule the Chausie’s meals. Chausies 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 also give out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Although you may like to give your Chausie snacks, do so rarely. The more snacks they get, the more they might deviate from their core diet.
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