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How to feed castrated and sterilized cat?


The castration or sterilization is now commonly used procedure, which gives a number of benefits for both the pet and the owner. Although we hear that after the treatment you need to use a special diet, this is not entirely true. It is true if before the surgery our cat ate so called "fast food", the cheapest dry and wet food from the supermarket. To avoid harming your pet enough would be to implement few simple habits. The uniqueness of the diet after castration and sterilization is mainly based on providing high-quality food tailored to the lifestyle of your pet and the resignation of foods easily available in popular supermarkets.

Indoor cats, living only at home will tend to gain weight, especially if they are already mature animals. In addition, because the conditions they have less mobility - do not have to hunt because the bowls are filled by the owner. Castration and sterilization also significantly slows the metabolism what particularly exposes cats to the quick gain of weight.

It is important to optimally match the calories of food to lifestyle of a pet. While buying dry food it is worth to pay attention to the degreased and grain-free food where the composition is not dominated by large amounts of carbohydrates, fully redundant with a stable home lifestyle. These extra-curricular carbohydrates are often to be blamed for increasing weight of neutered and sterilized cats. An overweight cat is really a big problem both for him and the owner. Health consequences that can lead to serious disorders are inevitable.

In addition to the quality of food we can control the quantity. You should purchase a plastic container with scale, which will help you to dosage daily portions of food. In addition to the quantity and energy content also important is balanced amount of minerals such as sodium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.

Standing in front of a cat food shelf we may find food designed for kittens. Although it may be administered to completion of 12 months of age, you might want to replace it with a lighter version. It is not advisable to administer it to adult and castrated cats as it is more fattening and contains more calories.

Of course it is possible that our cat will have an excellent metabolism and will be very active. In this case we do not need to control the diet so much, although it is worth giving him a high-quality food, raw meat, fish and dairy products. Definitely it is worth to work out a habit of reading labels - among foods you can find those that contain 20% fat, as well as those with a content of 14%. Everything you need to know about food you may find at the back of the package, so it's important to know about the ingredients that beneficially affect the health of our pet.