When it comes to feeding our felines, most cat owners are aware that our pets need a high level of protein in their diets. Cats are ‘obligate carnivores’, which means that they need good, real meat in their daily meals because they do not possess the physiology to digest vegetable matter.
Meat also provides these three important nutrients: taurine, for your feline’s heart and vision, arachidonic acid, for their skin and coat health, and Vitamin A, for a smooth coat and good vision. However, it’s simply not enough to feed your cats only meat as they do still require a wide variety of minerals and nutrients to ensure healthy living!
To ensure that your beloved cats are properly nourished with a balanced diet, here’s a quick list of what your cats need to eat to improve their overall well-being:
Water is essential to all living beings, and typically cats need about 50ml of water per kg of body weight a day. Given this ratio, a healthy cat that weighs approximately 4kg should be consuming around 200ml of water a day.
However, most cats don’t often drink much water, so what a cat owner can do is to supplement your pet’s hydration needs by providing wet food instead. Canned cat food from good brands typically contain about 80% moisture, so if your precious feline friend does not have the habit of drinking up, consider switching them to a wet food diet.
There are many types of carbohydrates, such as glucose and fibre. Even though they are not an essential part of a cat’s natural diet, a small amount of glucose is still a steady and good source of energy for your kitty. On the other hand, dietary fibre is a special type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by cats, but is good for weight management. Soluble fibres like prebiotics are equally beneficial for promoting good bacteria, which is the foundation of good gut health!
Minerals are yet another important part of a pet’s diet. Your cat needs minerals to help with various bodily functions, ranging from conversion of energy to boosting skin and fur health. Some of these important minerals include calcium, for a strong skeletal structure, potassium, which is critical for a strong and healthy heart, nerves, and muscles, and sodium, which maintains the cellular environment and prevents cells from swelling or dehydrating. Make sure that your tabby is eating complete cat foods that provides the right balance of minerals!
Vitamins are involved in the metabolism of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Generally, there are two types of vitamins: fat-soluble ones like Vitamins A, D, E, and K are stored in the body, while water-soluble ones like Vitamins C and B complex are passed out through urine. However, all types of vitamins are important, and each have their health functions to ensure your cat’s general well-being. For instance, Vitamin C helps your cat to fight infections, Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphorus, and Vitamin K is essential for normal blood functions.
So how can cat owners ensure that their cat is consuming a well-rounded diet with the right amount of nutrients without having to spend hours in the kitchen, whipping up a holistic feast? The solution is simple: canned cat food. It has high moisture content, is often more palatable to cats, and one trustworthy brand that has food of high quality is Cat’s Agree Canned Food.
Our resident cat loves Cat’s Agree!
Made with DHA-enhanced formula, Cat’s Agree Canned Food is nutritionally whole and balanced. Packed with all the essential vitamins, minerals, protein, and high water content that your cat needs, the Premium Series is made with real fish and red meat, and contains no offal, cereal, preservatives, and artificial meat chunks.
Good for senior cats or felines with difficulty chewing, the Glorious Series is white meat-based jelly cat food that is made from natural fresh fish. Formulated with the same DHA-enhanced recipe, it also contains only natural ingredients, making it perfect for cats with a delicate digestive system as well!
Nutritional, delicious, and convenient, Cat’s Agree Canned Food is currently available in a variety of pet retail stores in Singapore. Simply contact Noble Advance at 6367 7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find your nearest store!
Address: #03-00 Block C, 6 Marsiling Lane, S739145
Telephone: +65 6367 7668
This article was written for Noble Advance Pte Ltd.