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Feeding for cats
The quality of the food we give our companion animals is our first priority
Cats are, and have always been, strict carnivores. Despite the long coexistence with their human companions, cats have not changed their eating habits, which require a high percentage of animal proteins, rich in essential amino acids (such as taurine, lysine, arginine, amongst others). In nature, cats usually seek multiple small meals per day. Small animals and insects are the means by which they derive their necessary nutritional needs, which include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, and hydration. Therefore, it appears that multiple small meals, in tandem with the indispensable hydration provided by wet foods, effectively help cats to produce urine and maintain the required urinary pH to prevent conditions, such as kidney and bladder stones.
For an optimal nutritional balance, Almo Nature recommends feeding cats a rotation of different types of meat and fish, and both wet and dry food, to guarantee the intake of all the necessary nutrients.
Wet foods are essential as they help to keep your cat hydrated and reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, while providing a valuable source of quality proteins.
Dry foods (croquettes) are important for chewing. They also provide other nutrients and allow the cat to take several small meals in the course of a day.
Other feeding regimes
Home-made pet food
The ability to personally select the ingredients is an advantage when preparing your cat’s food at home.
But achieving the right nutritional balance is a science.
As a precaution, we suggest you ask your vet’s advice on your approach, if in doubt.
Raw pet food (barf)
Raw pet food diets, based on raw meat, carry the risk of germs and infections. A lack of vigilance in storing and handling the raw ingredients can lead to your cat becoming infected with bacteria and/or parasites that can also be transmitted to humans, as in the case of salmonella zoonoses.
For safety, and to ensure nutritional balance, we strongly recommend asking your vet for advice on this approach.