Cymrics are natural predators. Please remember that as you are contemplating what food your Cymric should eat. If you don’t stick to this, your Cymric may reject your food offerings. If you’re giving your her food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you will have difficulty getting your Cymric to eat.
What should Cymrics eat?
You must always keep in mind Cymrics share much of their dna with the fiercest of cats — lions, tigers,and panthers, etc. — so take that to heart when feeding your Cymric. Never will you see a mature cougar on National Geographic chewing grass, drinking milk, or eating an apple in the wild. Nor would you see a young panther cub in nature drinking milk from a cow, or any other animal. As silly as these examples are, that’s exactly how many owners feed their Cymrics. So you shouldn’t be surprised if your Cymric goes hungry. Cymrics don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. With respect to their nutrition, they are very strict, and you must always take that into consideration. Cymrics eat almost exclusively proteins and fats as opposed to omnivores like humans who also eat fruits and vegetables. A human could end up with a lot of problems if he ate the Cymric’s recommended diet. Although they’re a member of your family, does not mean they should eat what you and the dogs eat. Often you’ll find owners who feed their Cymrics the same way they feed themselves and their dog, although the Cymrics diet is much more strict. In fact, dog food is fatal to Cymrics over time because it fails to meet their nutritional needs and it’s often loaded with carbs, which Cymrics can’t digest healthily. Many times, when you see an extremely heavy domestic Cymric it’s because he was given 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 Cymrics must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.
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Delighting Your Cymric’s Taste Buds
Make certain any food you buy for the Cymric meets the guidelines outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Meeting these standards guarantees that the Cymric is receiving the correct food. It’s ok to ignore terms like “gourmet”, ” natural”, ” premium”, and “super-premium” which have no standard definition. You can always ask the veterinarian which food he recommends. After you have decided, give your Cymric a taste test. If your Cymric likes the food and doesn’t show any gastrointestinal upsets (such as nausea) afterward, you’ve nailed it. If the Cymric doesn’t seem to enjoy it, on the other hand, it’s necessary to go back to the drawing board. Cymrics will sometimes prefer to go on hunger strikes rather than eat food they don’t like, and such strikes are truly dangerous. If he decides to stop eating, the Cymric runs a high risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. Don’t change foods abruptly, either. Make sure you replace the old food a little bit at a time in small amounts over the course of a week. This makes it easier for your Cymric to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.
Cymric Snacks, Feeding Time, and Portion Size
Just how much food will the Cymric need? That depends on some things you might not expect. As an example, is your Cymric an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Cymric been spayed or neutered? These both play a factor in nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your doctor, who will decide your Cymrics ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you know how much food your Cymric needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Cymric at her healthy weight. It’s hard to help a fat Cymric lose weight, so it’s best to keep yours at its proper size. Once you’ve gotten this info from the doctor, it’s time to set up the Cymric’s meals. Cymrics like to eat all throughout the day, so it’s just best to leave meals out for them where it’s accessible all the time. 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 treats, either. The more snacks they get, the more they might deviate from their core nutrition.
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