What Should You Give To Your Minskin?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2005 in Cats, Minskin, Pets | Comments Off on What Should You Give To Your Minskin?

What to feed the MinskinMinskins are carnivores. Never forget that when you’re trying to decide which food your Minskin should eat. If you don’t adhere to this, your Minskin may seem like a picky eater. By giving him non-meat based foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, nuts, seeds, etc., you may have a difficult time getting your new Minskin to eat.

What do Minskins eat?

Always remember Minskins share recent ancestry with the biggest of cats — tigers, lions,and pumas, etc. — so keep that in mind as you’re feeding the Minskin. Never will you see a full grown lion on Animal Planet drinking milk, eating an apple, or chewing grass in the wild. You also would never observe a cheetah cub in the wild drinking the milk of a cow, or any other animal that wasn’t his mother. As silly as these examples seem, that’s exactly what many people feed their Minskins. So you shouldn’t expect your Minskin at home to be pleased if that’s what you try to give to him. Minskins are not like us and not like dogs. With respect to their nutrition, they rarely deviate, and you must always take that into consideration. In contrast to how people eat, Minskins need to eat a high percentage of meat for fat and protein. A human would probably develop a lot of ailments if he tried to live on the Minskin’s diet. Even Though they’re a member of the family, that does not mean they should eat like you and the dogs. Unfortunately, it’s common for owners to feed their Minskins the same way they treat their dogs, who can eat a variety of different foods and stay healthy. Given that dog food is predominantly carbs, a dog’s diet can be fatal to your Minskin if fed consistently. Minskins are not meant to eat carbs because they can’t process them. Many times, when you see an extremely heavy domestic Minskin it’s because he was given a diet heavy in carbohydrates. This also puts them at risk of diabetes. The long and short of it is that Minskins must avoid carbohydrates at all cost.

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Satiating Your Minskin’s Appetite

When choosing food for your Minskin, make sure the packaging says it meets the requirements outlined by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). That guarantees that the food satisfies at least the bare minimum dietary needs of your Minskin. Pay no attention to marketing “hype” terms like “natural”, ” gourmet”, ” super-premium”, and “premium”, as there is no guideline that defines them. Ask your veterinarian what type of food (wet or dry) they recommend for your Minskin. Once you’ve selected the optimum food, it’s now the time to let your Minskin give the final say so. The food is a a great choice if your Minskin likes it and doesn’t show any noticeable discomfort later. On the other hand, if the Minskin doesn’t like the food, you need to be prepared to give a different choice. If your Minskin does not tolerate the food you have fed him, a dangerous hunger strike is possilbe. If she commits to a hunger strike, the Minskin runs an extreme risk of death or liver failure at the least. If you ever need to change from one food to another, introduce a different type of food a little at a time, in small amounts over about a week. This makes it easier for your Minskin to accept and reduces the chances of somach discomfort.

Minskin Portion Size, Snacks, and Feeding Time

How much food does the Minskin need? It depends on some aspects you might not expect. For example, is your Minskin an indoor or outdoor cat? Has your Minskin had sterilization surgery? These both play a factor in dietary requirements. Your best bet is to consult your doctor, who will decide your Minskins ideal weight and daily calorie count. Take charge and ask your veterinarian about your Minskin’s weight and food. Once you figure out how much food your Minskin needs, stick to it. Although it seems like it’s not enough, your Minskin will get used to it and settle at his healthy weight. For Minskins, it’s hard to shed pounds once they get overweight. Once you’ve gotten this info from his veterinarian, it’s time to plan your Minskin’s meals. Minskins enjoy small portions during the day, so expect to leave bowls out so she can eat whenever hunger strikes. You can also put out half for the morning and the other half for the evening for a little portion control. Although you might like to give your Minskin treats, do so infrequently. The more treats they eat, the less room they’ll have for their core dietary requirements.

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