Learn the range of dry cat food in different price segments. Pay special attention to the composition, quality, shelf life and the manufacturer's recommendations written on the packaging. The fact that after the transition to dry feed, the animal will not be able to feed natural food to provide additional vitamins. All the nutrients, vitamins, and health should be included in the composition of the dry feed. Of course, preference should be given to feedm premium and super premium class (Hills, Royal canin, Iams). To combine such feed with wet food of the same brand is not recommended.
Translation of animal on dry food should be within 7-10 days. And only under the condition that your cat is healthy, regularly goes to the tray, playful and not pregnant. Before you change your diet, veterinarians recommend to pay attention to the habits of a cat. If the cat is not drinking water, then transfer to a dry feed such an animal is undesirable, otherwise you can suffer kidney and bladder. These animals plenty of fluids usually get from wet food. But there is a simple method: first dry food for your pet should be lightly soak.
In the early days at the dosage recommended on the packaging of dry feed, pay attention not to be. In the first and second day to the traditional diet of cats mix in the new food. It will be enough 10-15 "crackers". Dry food should be soaked in food, throwing directly into the bowl. Despite the fact that the food is moistened, thoroughly ensure that the animal always have fresh water in sufficient quantity. In the future, the cat that eats only dry food needs to drink 4 times more water than the amount of eaten feed. Otherwise, the animal increases the risk of kidney stones (especially in cats).
Every day the number of added soaked feed should be increased two times. The volume of natural food proportionally reduce. If the cat refuses to eat the soaked dry food, leave it in the bowl untouched, try to change the manufacturer and pour the "chips" separately without mixing.
The 10th day of the diet of cats completely eliminate all foods other than dry feed. Do not feed the animal "off the table", don't give her the remnants of his food. Now your cat should be fully transferred on dry food.
Cats it is advisable to only feed one type of feedintended for adult cats. The dose is calculated according to the instructions printed on the package, and depends on the weight and age of the animal. Kittens can eat dry feed its various types and tastes offered by producers.
The animal has already been translated into dry food, with great difficulty returned to feeding wet food. The fact that the masticatory apparatus and digestive system of an animal adapted to eat the type of food - dry or natural - and they cannot be mixed.