Despite the fact that specialists suggest to feed the animal, not just cat food, diet normal domestic cat mainly consists of fodder and human food (cheese, sausage, fish, dairy products. Although the cat can successfully eat this way for many years, we should not forget about the difference in the nature of man and that animal, their food may not be the same. Food largely consists of preservatives, dyes, flavors, food additives that make any food delicious, but all of these substances the cat is contraindicated.
Quality cat food is improving with every year, but, nevertheless, it is not created for constant feeding nor cats, nor even to humans. Emptying into the bowl the animal once the liquid bag of cat food, the person feels an attractive scent that excites the receptors and food seem like meat jelly or goulash. But it is attractive smell and limited. Those brave souls who dared to try cat food, argue that it is not so interesting and the texture is just disgusting. Dry cat food is hardly similar to saltines, although the smell may seem so.
Some people believe that cat food can be fully eaten, if a little to handle it and add spices. But it's not even the disgusting taste, and that the composition of cat food selected for the body of a cat, not a person, and many elements of the food for human are not only necessary but perhaps even contraindicated. For example, contained in the feed taurine is vital for a healthy cat, but for a person per day it must be quite a bit, and the excess will only harm. A large number of in the feed of fiber does not make it healthy food, as a matter of fact it will only help for some time to appease hunger, but no useful nutrients people do not get it. The constant use of cat food can completely disrupt the human digestive system, therefore, health problems are inevitable.
Advice 2: What if the cat doesn't eat cat food
Balanced cat food is very convenient for the home and healthy for Pets. However, it happens that the cat refuses to eat the expensive, carefully selected granules of prestigious brands. What is the reason? How to convince the pet to eat properly?
The reasons for feed refusal may be a few. Most often, categorical disregard of food means that the animal just don't like the master brand. Cats have personal preferences, sometimes very strange. They do not depend on breed – sometimes titled Persian, or Sphinx with pleasure eats all the proposed and selected in the garbage, the cat refuses to expensive professional feed. Try changing the brand. It is best to buy several small packages or to buy pellets in bulk. Sooner or later you will find a variety that your cat will approve.
Sometimes the rejection of the granules means that the animal is tired of dry food. Offer him canned food – the cats eat them readily. Some Pets prefer food paste, others prefer the structure of the slices in jelly. No need to overly diversify the cat's table – if your beast has approved shrimp paste, buy it. But pate venison or salmon it can reject. Do not change your pet's diet unnecessarily.
It is best to alternate wet and dry food. Usually cats are willing to get canned, but at bedtime I prefer "cutting". Some owners prefer to leave a bowl with dry food freely available, so that the cat can eat at any convenient time.
If the pet refused to feed, remove the bowl. Next time offer him a new batch, poured from a closed package. Fresh food has more appetizing smell, which is likely to interest the cat. Keep bowls – some animals refuse to eat if their dish is covered with the dried remains of the previous meal. Keep dry feed pellets was not included in the water – soaked "dried" cats are usually rejected.
If the animal is refused re-proposed food, pay attention to its condition. Refusal of food is one of the signals of illness. The cat is hiding, doesn't drink or goes to the toilet, assumes unnatural positions? Maybe he was sick. In this case, do not delay your visit to the vet. Cat ailments are often asymptomatic, but you cannot ignore them – so easy to miss a serious illness or injury.