Cats are very demanding about food and many of their food preferences are formed in the first year of life.
Choose a balanced food for your cat. Whether it is a kitten, an adult cat, sterilized or elderly, it is important that you know exactly what it needs, in fact often there is a lot of focus on the ingredients but, to be important it is the nutrients.
Lately it is fashionable to ban carbohydrates from cats’ diet but a food composed only of proteins and fats would undoubtedly be much more expensive. Furthermore, carbohydrates, if taken in adequate quantities, are easily processed by the cat, then a complete and balanced food will provide him with everything he needs without the need to use mineral or vitamin supplements. Usually most cats prefer to eat their "main meals" at sunrise and sunset, when they normally hunt and capture prey in the wild, so these are the best times to provide them with a more substantial meal.
Cat, however, different from the dog, knows how to manage its own diet independently and tends to nibble even small doses of food throughout the day, so you can always leave a bowl with dry food available, without exceeding however in the duration of 24 hours the recommended daily dose of food.
The most common mistake made is in fact to exaggerate with the quantities. Obesity is the most common nutritional disease observed in cats and, even if a little rounder kitten may seem very cute, it must be remembered that this, in cats, can cause severe urinary health problems, arthritis and a condition, very similar to human metabolic syndrome. So how much food does your cat need? This question can only be answered by knowing your cat's habits, if he is very lazy he will obviously need to take in less heat and nutrients, it is important to make sure you give him what he needs in order to keep him healthy and strong at its ideal weight.
Ask our experts or your trusted veterinarian for receiving more adequate information about the right diet for your cat.
Water is absolutely essential for cats, which can suffer from dehydration even in very severe forms. They need a correct daily intake of fluids to stay healthy and to replace the fluids that are regularly lost through urine, feces and breathing. Water makes up 80% of cat's body and is necessary for all its biological processes, including circulation, digestion and waste removal.
Always provide your cat with fresh and clean water; cats don’t like standing water, that’s why there are often small fountains on the market that allow a continuous circular movement.
Finally, keep their water away from the food bowl and litter box as they do not like contamination and they also avoid picking up fecal bacteria.