Cats are obligate carnivores so what is it that I should feed my kitten?
Firstly we understand not everyone agrees with raw meat, there for our kittens are fed 3 times commercial a day and one meal raw so there are NO transitional issues and you can choose your own kittens diet .
We are happy to accommodate to not feeding your kitten raw on request .
We will only do this if a owner feels very strongly as otherwise we feel this is in the best interest of our kittens .
Raw is one of the MOST Expensive diets to have a kitten and cat on, we feed raw as we believe this to be the best and so does our Vets and they are one of the bests vets in the UK.
We get a weekly large delivery of raw from purrform.
We feed 4 times a day for kittens wet and on demand for dry food .
Adult cats 3 times a day if they are not pregnant and have no babies if they do its always 4 meals a day .
On going to a new home we would recommend been a demand feeder or minimum of 3 wet meals a day and dry down 24/7.
Our queens would be fed raw meet pregnant and they thrive .
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I use a company called https://www.purrform.co.uk/ .
WE LOVE RAW MEAT! Our cats love it, our number one is the kitten weaning paste – everyone loves it no matter the age and even our chihuahuas number one favourite. We do buy a lot of other flavours also and all go down a treat !
We are a massive advocate for the importance of a good diet and Raw meat, the cats condition flourish in every way possible .
We have done both and we visually see a difference from just using commercial to using raw meat also .
Yes there are down sides to raw such as risks , however our raw is freeze dried so the risk massively declines for us to worry and we ALWAYS do spot parasite checks on cats including individual PCR panels on all, so we feel the pros massively out way the any cons .
I strongly recommend that if you would like to consider raw feeding, that you research yourself and are happy with the pros and cons of a raw feed diet. Vets can a be big advocate or not some will advise raw meat some will not so with feeding raw it really is a very individual choice.
COMMERCIAL BRANDS WE USE
Always choose complete brands of food as any complementary do not have all the vitamins needed for a cats day to day function .
cats are carnivores with very acidic stomachs, far more acidic than humans or dogs.
Complementary is the MacDonald of the world, they love it , but use it as a treat.
We are apart of the royal canin breeder scheme so we use all royal canin wet food and products like baby milk .
What your kittens will be used to asides to the raw
Websites we use zoo plus- pets at homes
- royal canin mother and baby mouse we use this ALOT great for weaning and a great complete brand -THIS IS OUR NUMBER ONE for day to day..
- Hills kitten
- Science plan recovery mouse – we use this as it is high calorie and a lot of nutrients and kittens favourite so we do not use it for the intended purpose however it is a great cat food product for kittens – easy to wean as a paste type texture.
- Feringa – kitten chicken – complete brand – zooplus-
- Wild freedom – complete
- COSMA CHICKEN – good quality complimentary.
- Applaws – COMPLETE
- Gourmet -complementary
- Cooked white boiled fish – good quality but still classed as complimentary unless you added the extra vitamins your self.
We use only Royal canin mother and baby professional and queen professional for all our cats.
Dry also down – cats are grazers . Cats get a lot of water from wet diet which is important as cats as known for not drinking much. Cats don’t drink a whole lot, because in nature, they get their fluids out of raw meat or prowl food.
Dry food that contains lots of grains, soy, wheat and vegetables, is often the cause of kidney or urinary tract infections in your cat.
Dry food should be free fed as an addition to a diet, not as the main food. If you feed dry food only, we highly recommend getting a water fountain for your cat which encourages them to drink more water. Cats have high metabolisms so they eat little but often through the day, which is why we always have dry food out for them. There is now a lot of good quality dry, high protein without grain.
Siberians grow in spurts, meaning there will be times where they eat a lot, when their growth slows down, they will eat less. Keep dry food out 24/7. Cats have a small stomach and a very fast digestive system, and they eat very small bites (10-15 times a day to accommodate that). We feed twice a day, in the morning and around dinner time. Please know that if you choose to use different food than what the kitten is used to, you may encounter vomiting and loose stools. A change of food should be done gradually in order to let their digestive system adjust.
Helpful tips for food and water
Always make sure your cat has access to clean drinking water at all times. Siberians love water, all cats love moving water. A water fountain keeps the water fresh and circulating, which encourages your cat to drink more water.
Use ceramic or stainless steel food and water bowls. Believe it or not, a lot of cats get skin problems and acne in their face and on their chest due to the use of cheap plastic bowls.
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