Nebelungs eat meat. Always keep that in mind while pondering which food your Nebelung should eat. If you don’t adhere to her intended diet, the Nebelung will become a finicky eater. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you will have difficulty getting your new Nebelung to eat.
What do Nebelungs eat?
You must always remember Nebelungs are closely related to the largest of cats — lions, tigers,and panthers, etc. — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding your Nebelung. You will not see a full grown cheetah on Animal Planet chewing grass, drinking milk, or eating an apple in the wild. Nor would you observe a young jaguar cub in the wild drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal. As absurd as these examples appear, that’s exactly what many owners feed their Nebelungs. So you should not act surprised when your Nebelung goes hungry. Nebelungs are different from us and unlike dogs. As it pertains to nutrition, they rarely deviate, and you must realize that. In contrast to how people eat, Nebelungs need to eat a high percentage of meat for fat and protein. A human would probably develop many ailments if she tried to live on the Nebelung’s diet. Just because they’re a member of your family, does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Quite often, you’ll find people who feed their Nebelungs the same way they feed themselves and their dog, although the Nebelungs diet is much more specific. In fact, dog food is deadly to Nebelungs over time because it does not meet their nutritional needs and it’s often too high in carbs, which Nebelungs can’t digest well. Many times, when you see an oversized domestic Nebelung it’s because he was given a diet high in carbohydrates. Too many carbs over an extended period also puts your Nebelung at risk of diabetes. The Nebelung’s digestive system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.
tips for taking care of young Nebelungs
Delighting Your Nebelung’s Taste Buds
Be certain any food you purchase for your Nebelung satisifies the standards defined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That ensures that the food satisfies at least the basic nutritional requirements of your Nebelung. It’s ok to ignore marketing terms like “super-premium”, ” premium”, ” natural”, and “gourmet” which have no standard definition. Ask your vet which type of food (wet or dry) they recommend for the Nebelung. After you’ve selected the ideal food, it’s now the time to let your Nebelung make the final decision. If the Nebelung eats it with no problems and appears to enjoy it, it is a good pick. If the Nebelung doesn’t appear to tolerate it, however, you must go back to square one. If the Nebelung doesn’t tolerate the food you have fed him, a harmful hunger strike may be imminent. If she commits to a hunger strike, the Nebelung runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. Don’t swap foods abruptly, either. Make sure you replace the old food a little bit at a time over the course of about a week. This makes it easier for your Nebelung to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.
Nebelung Snacks, Feeding Time, and Portion Size
Just how much food will the Nebelung need? It depends on some elements you might not expect. For example, is the Nebelung an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Nebelung had sterilization surgery? Answers to both of these questions determine your Nebelung’s nutritional requirements. The solution is to request advice from the doctor, who will define your Nebelung’s best weight and daily calorie count. Be proactive about asking your doctor about your Nebelung’s weight and food. Once you know how much food your Nebelung needs, stick to it. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Nebelung at her healthy weight. For Nebelungs, it’s difficult to shed extra weight once they get overweight. Next, set up the Nebelung’s meals. Nebelungs like to eat small meals throughout the day, so plan to leave food out so she can eat whenever hunger strikes. You can also leave out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Don’t go overboard with snacks, either. The more snacks they eat, the less room they’ll have for their real nutritional requirements.
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