The Ultimate Guide
Feeding your kitten healthy, nutritious food will definitely optimize your pet’s quality of life for years to come.
Feeding your kitten correctly is the most visible manifestation of your cat’s care. Improper feeding can lead to a certain number of health problems and as a rule, has a negative effect on your pet’s well-being.
Do not overfeed your cat. For example, British and Scottish cats are relatively lazy and obesity is a serious health risk for them. To keep kittens healthy, feed them enough food to maintain a stable, right weight. Obese cats can suffer from osteoarthritis, diabetes, and urinary problems. Also, provide your pet with more physical activity and fewer calories than before so that it can maintain a healthy weight.
1: Dry food
Never feed your pets “Purina” (“Friskas”, “Purina One”, “Fancy”), “Meow mix”, “Iams”, “Feast”, “9 lives” and other cheap food! Saving money on food won’t save you money on vet bills!!!
Here are the best foods we recommend – http://catfooddb.com/blog/best-dry-cat-foods as well as Acana, Orijen, Stella&Chewy, Nulo, Instinct.
Dry food should be of premium class so that your pet not only gets quality food but also vitamin supplements they contain. Dry food for a one-year-old cat should be provided on a regular basis. Thereafter once a day.
Wet food 2-3 times a day for the one-year-old cat. Thereafter once a day
- Natural food: it can be canned food from the companies listed above, or it could be food prepared by you.
Many of our breeders feed their kittens with raw chicken and turkey, beef and rabbit, as well as duck. We propose you a recipe for a simple meal. There are two cooking options – raw and simmered over low heat for 2 hours.
40% sub-products (chicken hearts, chicken stomachs, chicken liver)
40% chicken breast
15% vegetables (broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, or other vegetables allowed for cats)
For Maine Coons 5% porridge (buckwheat, millet, quinoa, oatmeal)
Grind everything with a blender and freeze then. Every day defrost it in warm water and give it to our kittens. And your pets will be healthy and happy.
Additional – Using probiotics for cats can help keep your cat’s digestive tract healthy and maintain their overall health. Choose a high-quality choice in whichever form will be easiest to administer for you and your cat, and you will keep them healthy and happy. We recommend you add probiotics daily after that you will get your fur baby. Then a few times a week.
For more information on the foods’ rating and their safety for kittens, please visit http://catfooddb.com/
About castration / sterilization
Physiology of neutering: 7 minutes after the introduction of anesthesia, and your cat-male gets the bonus of a comfortable and long life. For female cats, this operation is naturally longer and more complicated. But it is also not out of the ordinary, especially when it is not a surgical intervention (for health reasons), but a planned one.
Early castration/sterilization prolongs a pet’s life by 2-3 years.
Late castration of a cat (after puberty – 6 months and onwards) increases the risk that the cat, despite castration, will mark territory.
Psychology of castration: don’t humanize animals. They won’t run around in the spring screaming “where are they?”, they won’t insert a claw cutter into your back, and you won’t even see the longing in their eyes. A completely different level of consciousness allows them not to lament about the pleasures they have lost, but not experienced.
Myths of castration:
- The animal does not get fat or become lethargic. It can become fatty and lethargic from an improper diet and lack of proper attention from the owner.
- The animal does not become disabled, ugly or incomplete.
- The animal does not become a neutral-gender creature. The adrenal glands are still working and the hormonal background is present.
- The animal will not look at you with longing eyes or take revenge.
- The animal will live a long and happy life, and your pet’s existence will not lose its meaning, as opponents of neutering seem to believe.
- A female cat IS NOT OBLIGED to give birth “for health”, on the contrary,kitten–birth will wear out her body and can be fatal.
- TheanimalIS NOT OBLIGED to leave its offspring on the planet. In nature, not every animal (especially a male) has an opportunity to continue itself in the offspring.
- The pet can and should be neutered early, waiting until its puberty (6-8 months), giving birth to kittens, or waiting for the beginning of its sexual activity is not necessary.
- Regardless of age (3 months or 9 years) or status(sexually active / not active), the animal will grow according to its genotype and phenotype. Neutering will not globally affect the formation of the body.
- Earlyneuteringis NOT a big deal. Myths about the underdevelopment of the urethra, about the abnormal development of the whole organism are nonsense. And they are not substantiated by anything other than the vet’s fear of surgery and anesthesia. The positive effects of early neutering, on the other hand, have statistics, numbers, and confirmation.
- Urolithiasis. Urolithiasis is not a status disease (neutered / not neutered), but of a genotype or concomitant. The animal should be genetically predisposed to it (from the characteristic of bloodlines to a tendency to its breed) or as secondary to chronic inflammation of the urogenital system, kidneys, metabolic disorders, etc.
Benefits of neutering: an animal in the sex drive doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care about companionship, affection or anything else. It has a great desire, wants to get satisfaction and doesn’t understand why this desire has not yet been satisfied. Make no mistake, you will not meet the needs of a boy–cat with ONE girl-cat. A boy needs 2 girls a week. And when he “makes love” to one, he already thinks of the second. A female cat can have three sexual acts in two years. But she wants four a year. If you are a sensible owner who understands that frequent intercourse and kitten-birth wears down the cat’s organism, you do not satisfy its needs, but then the pet marks the walls (female cats as well), yells, is naughty and generally has a bad temper.
And our ecology is telling pet owners that animals should be neutered. It used to be that veterinarians from all over the city would come to see the problem – oh, what a rarity. But now uterine pus, mammary gland cancer (including boy-cats) and uterine cancer are common practice. So why bring it to this?
And let me give a comment on the cat’s sex life “for health” and the words “I will find owners for kittens, there are already many who want to buy them”. When you feed your pregnant cat triple portions of food for 2 months and take out, respectively, triple amount of stool, then fearfully help her with giving birth to kittens, washing bloody sheets (because your cat quite logically wants to give birth in your bed), feed the nursing mother quadruple portions of food, and, accordingly, the amount of stool increases, then catch monthly baby-kittens who are trying to bite the wires, and poop everywhere, feed the mother and kittens in eight portions, look for the very buyers who disappeared with the appearance of kittens, and then carry them, bred-loved–clean, to a huckster, who assures you that for your 100 rubles he/she will find owners for all of them (but also can infect them with a virus, fleas, and those he/she will not sell at the weekend WILL BE THROWN alive into a collector)… This is a real crime.
Well, yes, it’s all physiology. And the psychology is that a neutered animal is happy both for you and itself, lives longer, feels more comfortable and the potential to live a healthy and happy life increases significantly after neutering.
Don’t let false morals and myths ruin your animal’s quality of life. Get your animal neutered (the sooner the better) and live happily ever after.