09/27/2017 | tips and tricks
|The "home-made" is becoming more and more trendy, including for cat food. For as with humans, the ingredients contained in industrial food for felines are now being questioned. Whether it is dry of wet cat food, one can wonder about their quality and their true nutritional intakes. To be sure that your pet eats only good things, you might be tempted to prepare yourself Kitty’s meals. But beware : the nutrition of cats is very different from humans.|
To make a small dish occasionally for Kitty as your inspiration stikes, and from the content of your fridge, will pose no problem provided not to use food that is dangerous for cats. If, on the other hand, you are considering feeding your feline only with homemade food, you will need to carefully consider the specific needs of cats in terms of feeding.
Very specific nutritional rules
The diet suitable for cats is the one that comes closest to what they could find in the wild. That is to say a carnivorous diet, composed of small animals (birds, mice ...) that the cats consume as whole. This last detail has its importance: cats do feed naturally from the meat (i.e. : muscles) of their prey, but also from their organs and bones.
Which recipes for cats ?
You will understand, food for cats is very different from human diets. To prepare it, it is particularly advisable to equip yourself with a grinder (to prepare the meat but also the bones) as well as a kitchen scale that will be used to carefully weigh the different ingredients. Intakes of essential fatty acids, vitamins or minerals can be introduced by the addition of colza or salmon oil, brewer's yeast, egg yolk ... But there are also ready-made food supplements that are much more convenient to use.