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Feed the cat more meat!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Cats are carnivores and have quite complex dietary needs. Vets are now strongly advising that cats are fed a primarily wet diet. 

This means good quality canned or pouch foods coupled with meats like chicken, rabbit, roo, beef or lamb. I like to feed the meat as stir fry strips or chunks so that my cats chew on them and clean their teeth.

To protect their kidney and bladder health cats must consume water in their food as well as drinking it. 

Cats on wet foods have a much higher intake of fluids than cats on dry foods.

A good quality commercial food is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. In the wild cats consume very little carbohydrate ie wheat, maize and a lot of animal, not plant, protein.

In our busy lives we are forced to feed our cats some dry food for convenience sake but wet foods should provide the bulk of their intake.

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