While many of us have an idea about how to feed a dog, the same cannot be said for cats. However, just as with dogs, there are some do’s and don’ts that could help your cat to become a lot healthier and more energetic. Let’s take a look at the best way for you to feed a cat.
Use Stainless Steel Bowls
You need to make sure that you pick the right bowls to feed your cat from. If you just walk into a pet store and buy any bowl, you will be able to find something that will do but it might not be quite right.
One of the best choices for the material of the bowl will always be stainless steel. This is easy to keep clean and hygienic, and there is no chance that the bowl could chip like glass or ceramic can. With the latter, dangerous bacteria could end up breeding in the cracks. You should also try to find a bowl that is wide and deep so your cat can properly lean over it to get their food. One with a rubber base also means that it will not be able to get away from them, no matter how enthusiastically they attack their bowl.
Find High-Quality Food
A cat on a good quality diet is going to be able to enjoy the very best nutrition, and this will be reflected in their demeanour and physical condition. You should be able to tell that your cat has a healthy and soft coat, and their eyes should be bright and their nose soft. A cat on a good diet should also have a good amount of energy, and will happily play with you without seeming lethargic.
Choosing a food such as Reveal means that you are going to be able to give your cat the protein-rich diet it needs. A good diet should always be at the heart of feeding time.
Pick the Right Times
Cats only really need two meals a day, and if they are avid hunters then they might be able to catch their own snacks in the meantime. Ideally, you should try to keep your cat’s meals no more than 12 hours apart.
Feed them in the morning when you first wake up, and then feed them again in line with your own dinner time. If you keep this at around 7 AM/PM, it might also keep them busy while you eat your own dinner – so they don’t come sniffing round yours!
Cats are relatively easy to feed when you know what you are doing. They aren’t often as messy as dogs can be, and you can align their meals with yours neatly. Hopefully, the above tips will help you to feed your cat more successfully. A cat on a good diet will always be healthy and more energetic, and this will allow you to deepen the bond that you share together as pet and owner.