Feeding in domestic cats
What type of food to provide the cat
The cheapest foods contain a lower proportion of meat (protein) and a higher amount of carbohydrates (cerals). This would not be a suitable food for a carnivore, since although the cat can digest the enzymes of cereals, not all are equally digestive, and its intestine is not designed for it.
We also have to make sure that the source of the protein is specified on the packaging, and not just the amount. “35% animal protein” (anything but meat) is not the same as “35% turkey protein.”
Cats normally acquire most of the water their bodies need directly from their prey. For this reason, they usually drink little water and it is not advisable to feed them only with dry feed, the ideal is to provide them with freely available feed and wet food daily.
Which food brands to choose
Hygiene and utensils
Supplements and dietary supplements
Cats nibble on the grass, when they have access to the garden, this helps them purge, digest and vomit hairballs that accumulate in the stomach after grooming. If the cat does not have access to the garden, we can plant a pot with natural grass, or we can buy cat grass, or malt.