4 good foods for feline nutrition

As animal lovers and pet owners, we all want what's best for our fluffy friends. When breeding, it's important that your animals receive the best care, specifically a balanced diet full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to keep them in peak health and give them the energy they need. Nowadays, we thankfully know much more about animal nutrition, so feeding your moggy a balanced meal is easier than ever before. Here are some foods that are great for feline nutrition.

Complete cat food

The easiest and simplest way to ensure your cat is getting all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals they need is by feeding your cat a cat food that is labeled as 'complete.' This means this food is carefully crafted to include all the nutrients they need to be happy and healthy. With a lot of cat foods on the market, it can be a little overwhelming when trying to choose the healthiest choice for your cats. Look out for cat foods that are certified by the Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association (PFMA) - these foods meet extra quality standards than the legal minimum.

Fish


Everyone knows that cats like fish, and for good reason! Feeding your cat oily fish such as tuna or mackerel is a great way to give them Omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for their joints, skin, coat, brain, and eyesight. Like most other items on this list, fish should only be given in small amounts as an occasional treat. Too much fish intake can lead to Vitamin E deficiency, and certain fish like tuna and salmon can contain high levels of mercury, which can be harmful to your cat.

Eggs

Protein-rich eggs are another great healthy snack for your cats, but you must cook them first. Avoid using raw eggs, as they can carry salmonella or E.coli, both of which will make your cat unwell. Boiling or scrambling the eggs is a great way to prepare them for your cats, but avoid using butter or oil when cooking as some cats are lactose intolerant.

Oats

Containing protein, fibre and zinc, oats are a great way to provide your cat with a little energy boost. Containing B vitamins that help to keep energy levels up, lots of pre-made cat food include oats as they're a great way to bulk up cat food. Being carnivores, too many oats aren't good for your cat but, given in moderation with well-balanced cat food, they're a nice addition to a cat's diet.

There are many more human foods which are suitable for feline consumption and can even be beneficial to feline nutrition, but they must always be given in moderation. If you're unsure about feeding your cats any of the foods listed above, always consult your vet before introducing them to your cat's diet.

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