Let Us Help You Know How to Take Care of Our Cat’s Nutrition

Nutrition is essential for every breathing creature in order to survive. However, a healthy diet is also a sign for a healthy living style that further extends one’s survival and longevity. Be it us as humans or our adorable pets, nutritious diet is essential for all of us.

Feeding our cats

Since centuries, cats have fed on raw meat, despite the pathogens and parasites risk such as Salmonella or E. coli. However, the recent human lifestyle has brought about the doubts and wonders whether raw diet for cats is suitable or is it processed food that’s healthier?

For millennia, cats have evolved feeding on protein rich, fat rich moist diets that mostly falls under meat category. With their easy digestion and acidic digestive tract, it is quite easier for their defence mechanism to deal with parasites such as Salmonella. That makes them parasite resistant to much extent. The short tracts helps them to complete digestion and food passage quite swiftly compared to humans which take nearly three times the former’s time.

Unlike dogs, cats can eat chocolate without any bother. But like everything else. Everything must be in moderation.

Thus, while some would call raw cat food harmful for our dear cats, let me tell you that our adored pets are much stronger than our beliefs. In fact, in major portions of the world, people tend to feed their cats raw and tinned foods available in the retail stores.

However, the concern holds true for those who are ill-immune or comparatively weaker cats who are homey and domestic. Cat owners are quite particular with their primal cat food. Some even follow their vet’s opinions and feed home-made, carefully researched and nutritive cooked and processed diet.

Nutrition and raw food diet for cats

Vegetables and carbohydrates are good for humans and not for a cat’s diet. They can tolerate carbs in negligible quantity. Their intake should rather include nutritious content of fats & fatty acids, taurine, amino acids, minerals and certain vitamins that are essential for their growth and survival. Be it domestic or wild cats, instinct cat food should most likely be biologically appropriate diet, more commonly known as ‘Biologically appropriate Raw Food’ or ‘Bones and Raw Food’ (BARF). The domestic diet should more or less, resemble the wild diet so that cats and other pets do not have to adapt too much and thus, have to embrace too much of human changes.

Moreover, it is also true for processed and cooked food to kill the vital supplements and nutrition present in the food which thereby, reduces the minimum nutritious value that is required. While feeding on bones may cause oral injuries, gastrointestinal issues or airway blockage, the simple ‘meat and bone’ is not an easy-go solution. One needs to take care of the calorie and nutrition measurement in every diet fed to your pets.

Let us be more careful with how we feed our cats and how we make them stronger and healthier.

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