Colorpoint Persians are predators. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide what food you should serve to your new Colorpoint Persian. That may be the reason your Colorpoint Persian rejects the food you prepare for him. You can have a difficult time getting your new Colorpoint Persian to eat if you’re giving him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products.
What do Colorpoint Persians eat?
Remember Colorpoint Persians are closely related to the fiercest of cats — pumas, tigers and lions — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding your Colorpoint Persian. You wouldn’t witness a full grown panther on Animal Planet eating an apple, drinking milk or chewing grass in the wild. You also would never observe a puma cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As outrageous as these examples sound, that’s what many owners feed their Colorpoint Persians. So you should not expect your Colorpoint Persian at home to be ecstatic when that’s what you try to give to him. Colorpoint Persians don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. When it comes to nutrition, they rarely deviate, and you must realize that. Compared to what their owners eat, Colorpoint Persians need to eat a high proportion of meat for fat and protein. If we ate like Colorpoint Persians, we’d develop serious health issues at a young age. They are not at all the same as humans and they are not like little dogs. Often you’ll find people who feed their Colorpoint Persians just like they feed themselves and their dog, even though the Colorpoint Persians diet is much more limited. In fact, dog food can be deadly to Colorpoint Persians over time because it does not meet their nutritional needs and it’s usually too high in carbs, which Colorpoint Persians can’t process properly. Colorpoint Persians get severe obesity problems from carbohydrates, which can lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Colorpoint Persians must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.
things to know when caring for Colorpoint Persians
Pleasing Your Colorpoint Persian’s Palate
When you’re choosing food for your Colorpoint Persian, check that the label says it meets the requirements outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That ensures that the food satisfies at least the bare minimum dietary needs of your Colorpoint Persian. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “natural”, ” premium”, ” super-premium”, and “gourmet”, as there is no standard that defines them. You can ask your veterinarian what food (wet or dry) is best for your Colorpoint Persian. Once you’ve made your choice, let your Colorpoint Persian do a taste test. If your Colorpoint Persian eats it with no problems and seems to relish it, it is a fine pick. However, if the Colorpoint Persian doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to give a different choice. If the Colorpoint Persian doesn’t enjoy the food you have given him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If he decides to stop eating, your Colorpoint Persian runs a high risk of death or liver failure at the least. Don’t swap foods haphazardly, either. Be certain you introduce the new food little by little in small amounts over about a week. This makes it easier for your Colorpoint Persian to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.
Portion Size, Feeding Time, and Snacks for Colorpoint Persians
How much should you feed the Colorpoint Persian? That depends on some aspects you might not expect. As an example, is your Colorpoint Persian a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has your Colorpoint Persian been sterilized? Both of these answers are vital in establishing your Colorpoint Persian’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your Colorpoint Persian’s doctor, who will decide your Colorpoint Persians ideal weight and daily calorie count. Take initiative about asking your vet about your Colorpoint Persian’s food and weight. Once you know how much your Colorpoint Persian needs, stick to it. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Colorpoint Persian will get used to it and stay at his ideal weight. For Colorpoint Persians, it’s difficult to shed pounds once they get fat. The next step is to set up your Colorpoint Persian’s meals. Colorpoint Persians 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 put out half in the am before leaving for work and the other half when you return. Though you may like to give your Colorpoint Persian treats, do so infrequently. The more snacks they get, the more they might stray from their core nutrition.
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