What Food You Should Give To Your Singapura.

Posted by on May 13, 2005 in Cats, Pets, Singapura | Comments Off on What Food You Should Give To Your Singapura.

What to feed the SingapuraSingapuras eat meat and meat only. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide how you should feed your Singapura. If you deviate from this, your Singapura may reject your food offerings. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you may have trouble getting your Singapura to eat.

What foods should you serve to your new Singapura?

You must never forget that Singapuras share much of their dna with the largest of cats — tigers, lions,and jaguars, etc. — so keep that in mind while feeding the Singapura. You won’t ever see a mature lion on National Geographic drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in the wild. Nor would you observe a cheetah cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t the mother. As preposterous as these examples appear, that’s how many people feed their Singapuras. So you should not expect your Singapura at home to be pleased when that’s what you try to feed force her to eat. Singapuras are different from us and not like dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely stray, and owners must always take that into consideration. Compared to how people eat, Singapuras need to eat a high percentage of meat for protein and fat. If we ate like Singapuras, we’d develop serious health issues at a young age. Singapuras are not at all like people and they are not miniature dogs. It’s not uncommon for people to feed their Singapuras the same way they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of foods and remain healthy. Since dog food is predominantly carbs, a dog’s diet can actually be fatal to your Singapura if fed continuously. Singapuras are not meant to eat carbs and can’t process them. Singapuras will develop severe weight problems by eating carbohydrates, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The Singapura’s digestive system is not designed for carbs. They are to be avoided.

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Delighting Your Singapura’s Taste Buds

Before deciding on a specific food for your Singapura be sure it is deemed acceptable by the American Association of Feed Control Officials. Satisfying the minimum requirements ensures that your Singapura is receiving the necessary food. It’s best to just pay no attention to terms like “premium”, ” gourmet”, ” natural”, and “super-premium” which have no set definition. Ask your doctor what type of food (wet or dry) is best for your Singapura. After you’ve picked the best food, it’s now time to let your Singapura give the final say so. The food is a keeper if your Singapura likes it and doesn’t have any noticeable discomfort later. On the other hand, if the Singapura doesn’t tolerate the food, you need to be prepared to provide options. Singapuras often will go on a hunger strike instead of eat some food they don’t like, and these strikes are truly harmful. If he ever decides to a hunger strike, your Singapura runs an extreme risk of liver failure or death. If you do need to swap foods, introduce a different type of food gradually, in small quantities over about a week. This makes it easier for your Singapura to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Feeding Time, Portion Size, and Snacks for Singapuras

How much food should you feed the Singapura? There are many aspects that determine that answer. As an example, is the Singapura a house cat or a yard cat or hybrid? Has your Singapura been spayed or neutered? Both affect your Singapura’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to request advice from your doctor, who will establish your Singapura’s ideal weight and daily calorie count. Once you find out how much your Singapura needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like it’s not enough, but it will keep your Singapura at her healthy weight. For Singapuras, it’s difficult to shed extra weight once they get overweight. Next, schedule the Singapura’s meals. Singapuras like to eat small meals during the day, so expect to leave meals out so he can come and graze whenever hunger strikes. You can also leave out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Keep treats to a minimum. The more treats they eat, the more they will deviate from their core nutrition.

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