Burmeses love meat. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what food you should serve to your new Burmese. That might be the reason your Burmese seems like a picky eater. If you’re giving your him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products, you can have trouble getting your new Burmese to eat.
What food you should give to your Burmese.
Remember Burmeses share recent ancestry with the largest of felines — leopards, tigers and lions — so take that to heart when feeding your Burmese. You will not see a full grown panther on Animal Planet drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in his natural habitat. You also would never see a panther cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t the mother. As ridiculous as these examples sound, that’s exactly what many people feed their Burmeses. Don’t expect your Burmese at home to be excited if that’s what you try to give make her eat. Burmeses are unlike us and not like dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely stray, and you must be aware of this. Burmeses take in almost exclusively fats and proteins as opposed to omnivores like humans who also get nutrition from vegetables and fruits. If we ate like Burmeses, we’d have heart disease by age 20. Just because they’re a part of the family, does not mean they should eat like you and the dogs. Often you’ll find families who feed their Burmeses the same way they feed themselves and the dog, although the Burmeses diet is much more strict. Since dog food is so full of carbs, a dog’s diet can be deadly to your Burmese if fed consistently. Burmeses should not eat carbs because they can’t process them. Burmeses get severe weight problems from carbohydrates, which can lead to diabetes. The Burmese’s system is not designed for carbohydrates. They are to be avoided.
tips and tricks you should know when taking care of your Burmese
Pleasing Your Burmese’s Taste Buds
Be sure any food you purchase for the Burmese satisifies the guidelines outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Satisfying these minimum requirements ensures that the Burmese is receiving the proper food. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “premium”, ” gourmet”, ” super-premium”, and “natural”, as there is no guideline that defines them. You can ask the veterinarian what food (wet or dry) is best for your Burmese. After you’ve made a choice, give your Burmese a taste test. The food is a keeper if your Burmese likes it and doesn’t show any noticeable discomfort later on. If the Burmese doesn’t seem to enjoy it, however, you must go back to square 1. Burmeses often will go on hunger strikes rather than eat something they don’t tolerate, and such strikes can be dangerous. If she commits to a hunger strike, the Burmese runs an extreme risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. Don’t swap foods haphazardly, either. Be sure you bring in the new food little by little over the course of a week. This prevents your Burmese from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.
Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks for Burmeses
How much food should you feed your Burmese? It depends on some things you might not expect. For example, is the Burmese an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Burmese been neutered or spayed? Answers to both of these questions determine your Burmese’s nutritional requirements. Your best bet is to consult your veterinarian, who will identify your Burmeses ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you learn how much food your Burmese needs, stick to the plan. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Burmese will get used to it and remain at a healthy weight. For Burmeses, it’s difficult to lose extra weight once they get overweight. The next step is to schedule the Burmese’s meals. Burmeses like to eat small portions during the day, so expect to leave bowls out so he can eat whenever hunger strikes. You can give out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half when you return. Though you may enjoy feeding your Burmese treats, do so rarely. Don’t let treats dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, you don’t want them on a diet of salty things.
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