Feeding dry food is the easiest way to provide your pet with a balanced, wholesome diet, but it has its own “secrets”. The main one is compliance with the norms of feeding and drinking regimen. In this article, you will learn how to feed your cat dry food with health benefits. By the way, the Brekz website presents the most relevant and balanced dry food.
Feed, But Know When To Stop
Dry food is a diet made up of many different ingredients that are balanced to ensure that your pet gets all the nutrients it needs. Quality dry cat food should be made up of predominantly animal-derived ingredients because these pets continue to be obligate carnivores adapted to eating only meat. Feeds containing 75–85% meat ingredients are better digested and satiated by cats, therefore their feeding rates are lower than those containing a lot of grains and vegetable protein. These are the ones that are sold in the Brekz online store.
The daily intake of dry food is indicated on its packaging and depends on the weight and age of the animal. Determining it is quite simple, just carefully study the table. It can be easily found on the Internet. Also, contact Brekz consultants who will be happy to help you.
It is not recommended to exceed the recommended amount of dry food, but each animal has its own individual needs. Therefore, if it seems to you that the pet is losing weight or, conversely, gaining weight, you can slightly, by no more than 10%, correct it. Carefully observe the well-being and physical shape of the cat. But, as a rule, cats themselves regulate their diet. They are damn smart and don’t overeat. Of course, if from childhood they are not given in excess of the norm. But most importantly, never, under any circumstances, give fish and fatty pork meat to domestic neutered cats. If, for example, in nature, cats that live near water bodies can eat fish, then domestic ones cannot. This is due to the specific protein contained in fish meat. The stomach of a domestic cat does not break it down. Therefore, chicken and beef are all for domestic cats. Nothing to say about pork. It is difficult for the human stomach to digest. However, dry food must be interleaved with meat. But this does not apply to all breeds. By the way, excellent food can be bought at the Brekz online store.
How Often To Give Dry Food?
Unlike dogs, cats eat often, but little by little. This is due to the fact that in nature they hunt small prey. Therefore, it is advisable to pour dry food into a bowl twice a day – in the morning the first half of the daily allowance, and in the evening – the second. If it is convenient for you, then you can feed the cat three times a day, and then the daily allowance should be divided into three approximately equal parts.
In order not to be mistaken in the amount of feed given, it is best to weigh it on a kitchen scale, but you can also use a measuring cup produced specifically by each manufacturer for their products. “Alien” cups for weighing are not suitable, because each dry food has its own density and weight of the granules.
We recommend daily weighing or measuring the daily allowance of food, pour it into a separate container with a tight-fitting lid, and from there – into the cat’s bowl. So you will always know how much your pet ate per day, and if, for example, he regularly undereats his portion, but at the same time remains in good shape, feel free to reduce the rate.
All the best dry food can be ordered on the Brekz website.
Provide Your Cat With Water
To properly feed a cat with dry food, which contains very little moisture, it is necessary to adjust the drinking regimen of your pet. Normally, cats drink much less than dogs, which is due to the characteristics of their body, which saves water. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need it. When feeding wet food and natural food, 70-80% liquid, the cat may not approach the water bowl at all. But when eating dry food, she just needs to get it extra.
In fact, it is not difficult to establish a drinking regime – first you need to choose a container that your cat will like. Some people like to drink from wide and deep dishes, others prefer small saucers. And still others are generally such original containers as baby bottle warmers, glasses, cups and even whiskey glasses. From what the cat will drink, it does not matter, the main thing is that the water is always clean, for which it must be changed at least once or twice a day.
Cats will not drink cloudy, stagnant water, and since they have a reduced sense of thirst, there is a risk of catching their breath only when they show signs of dehydration. In addition, drinking enough fluids is very important for the health of the cat’s urinary system and the prevention of urolithiasis. You can put water bowls in several places – not only where the cat eats, but also where he rests and generally likes to be, so that your pet does not forget to drink on time.
Now you know how to properly feed a cat with dry food. And we, at Brekz, are confident that if you choose a quality diet and follow these recommendations, then your pet will always feel great.