What Should Asian Cats Eat?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2008 in Asian Cat, Cats, Pets | Comments Off on What Should Asian Cats Eat?

What to feed the Asian catAsian cats eat meat. Please remember that while contemplating what food you should serve to your Asian cat. If you don’t stick to this, your Asian cat may seem like a picky eater. You can have difficulty getting your Asian cat to eat if you’re giving him food that is not meat or formulated from meat products.

What you should feed the Asian cat.

You must always keep in mind Asian cats are closely related to the largest of cats — tigers, lions,and pumas, etc. — so take that to heart when you’re feeding your Asian cat. You won’t witness a mature tiger on National Geographic drinking milk, chewing grass, or eating an apple in nature. Nor would you see a young panther cub in nature drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal. As ludicrous as these examples seem, that’s exactly how many people feed their Asian cats. So you should not expect your Asian cat at home to be thrilled when that’s what you try to feed her. Asian cats don’t eat the same way dogs or humans do. With respect to their nutrition, they are very inflexible, and as an owner you must always take that into consideration. Compared to how people eat, Asian cats need to eat a high proportion of meat for fat and protein. A human would probably develop a lot of ailments if she tried to live on the Asian cat’s recommended diet. Asian cats are not at all the same as people and they are not like miniature dogs. Many times, you’ll find families who feed their Asian cats the same way they feed themselves and their dog, although the Asian cats diet is much more limited. Since dog food is so overloaded with carbohydrates, a dog’s diet can be deadly to your Asian cat if fed consistently. Asian cats are not meant to eat carbs and can’t process them well. Asian cats get extreme obesity problems by eating carbohydrates, which can eventually lead to diabetes. The long and short of it is that Asian cats must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Pleasing Your Asian cat’s Palate

Make sure any food you buy for the Asian cat meets the minimum requirements prescribed by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). This ensures that the food meets at least the minimum dietary needs of your Asian cat. You can ignore marketing terms like “premium”, ” natural”, ” super-premium”, and “gourmet” which have no set definition. Always feel free to ask the veterinarian what food she recommends as well. Once you’ve decided on the ideal food, it’s now time to let your Asian cat make the final decision. If your Asian cat enjoys the food and does not show any gastrointestinal upsets (such as nausea) afterward, you’ve made a great choice. If your Asian cat does not seem to enjoy it, however, you should go back to square 1. If the Asian cat does not like the food you have given him, a harmful hunger strike may be next. If she decides to stop eating, your Asian cat runs an extreme risk of liver failure at a minimum and at worst death. Don’t switch foods haphazardly, either. Be sure you introduce a different type of food a little bit at a time in small amounts over the course of about a week. This helps prevent the Asian cat from rejecting the new food outright and lessens the risk of upsetting your kitty’s stomach.

Asian cat Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time

How much food should you feed your Asian cat? There are many things that determine that answer. For instance, is the Asian cat a house cat or a yard cat or both? Has the Asian cat been neutered or spayed? Both of these answers are vital in determining your Asian cat’s dietary requirements. Your best bet is to seek more information from the doctor, who will help you define your Asian cat’s ideal weight and daily dietary requirements. Once you figure out how much your Asian cat needs, stick to the plan. It may seem like too little to you, but it will keep your Asian cat at his ideal weight. For Asian cats, it’s hard to lose it once they get fat. The next step is to plan your Asian cat’s meals. Asian cats 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 give out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Keep snacks to a minimum. Don’t let treats dilute their nutrition. Just like with people, too much salt is a bad thing.

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