Healthy eating habits are key to your cat’s well-being and to saving money on vet bills. Feeding your cat the right food can prevent serious health issues such as CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease), heart disease, and obesity which can cause even more severe issues such as asthma, diabetes, and arthritis among others.
Saving money on cat’s food
Cheap cat food can cause serious health problems. As a result, your cat will be getting sick and you’ll end up paying expensive vet bills.
Free-feeding can rapidly lead to overfeeding and obesity which can have a huge negative impact on your cat’s health.
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Feeding tuna in oil
Fish in oil contain great amounts of polyunsaturated fats. They can cause depression and poor coat quality.
Feeding cow’s milk
Cats are lactose intolerant; they cannot digest cow’s milk well and will cause them diarrhea.
Feeding raw meat and fish
Raw meat may contain deadly bacteria. Raw fish causes Vitamin B1 deficiency which can cause neurological problems.
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Feeding only dry food
Dry food contains as little as 10% moisture. A low thirst drive and the lack of moist food can be a deadly combination for your cat’s kidneys.
Choose your cat’s food wisely.
Cats do not need carbs in their diets. Their food should be high in animal protein, grain-free, and preferably 100% natural.
Choose scheduled feeding
It gives you control over your cat’s diet, you will satisfy your cat’s nutritional needs with no risks of obesity.
Choose tuna in water
Canned tuna in water or sardines in jelly are healthier choices, and your cat will enjoy them just as much.
Choose healthier alternatives
Many brands offer ‘milk for cats’ as an alternative to regular cow’s milk. It contains as little as 0.1% of lactose and won’t upset your cat’s stomach.
Choose cooked meat
Cooking your cat’s meat removes deadly bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli that can lead to life-threatening infections.
Choose wet food more often
Wet food contains up to 70% moisture; even the ‘cheapest’ canned food is better for your cat’s kidneys than dry food.
This content is courtesy of the authors of Care, Love, and Safe – The ultimate Quick Guide for a truly healthy and happy cat!
Disclaimer: All the tips, suggestions, and advice provided in this post are intended for informational purposes and do not replace medical advice regarding cats. For accurate advice or diagnosis of your pet’s condition, please check with your trusted vet.
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