Your cat is all that, and of course you’d love to keep him that way for another nine lives – or longer. Giving him a nutritious diet is the most pawsitive thing you can do, for a glossy coat, plenty of yarn-chasing and overall great health. Me-wow!
Deciding what to feed.
Black Hawk® Original Cat Food uses the highest quality Australian sourced meats, grains, vegetables and fruit. Nothing but the best for your best friends.
Black Hawk Original Cat Food tastes great and provides complete nutrition for superior health and vitality. You will never find wheat, corn, artificial preservatives, colours or flavours in Black Hawk Original Cat Food recipes.
Black Hawk Grain Free Cat Food has a more limited ingredient panel with no grains, using tapioca, sweet potato and potato as alternative sources of carbohydrate. Grain Free is ideal for cats who may have dietary sensitivities, or those who choose to exclude grains from their cats’ diet.
Don’t scratch off that label – read it.
It’s always a good idea to read your kitty’s kibble label, with a cat’s eye on the following:
- The food should be complete and balanced for health maintenance.
- The ingredients: It’s best to make sure some type of animal protein is the main or first ingredient. Think chicken, chicken meal, fish, lamb, poultry, poultry meal, beef, and egg – all great sources of protein. After all, cats are carnivores. (Mew? Yes, you.) So, they need animal proteins and animal fats for a healthy digestive tract.
- Any foods with proteins that are hard to digest, such as cereal, wheat and corn – scratch ’em. These mark the territory of a low-quality, dry food.
Wet or dry food? Mix it up.
Dry and wet foods each have their share of goodies for your peckish Persian, so you can feed him a bit of both.
Dry food is famous for healthy teeth, as long as you bat any cheapo, cereal-based foods out of the trolley. A premium-quality cat food has the top-cat ingredients and is easy to digest.
Wet food adds a bit of variety to your cat’s picky palate, can increase their water consumption, while allowing him to enjoy new and different textures.
How much food can a cat nip-nip?
In the wild, cats feast on several small, mice ala cart meals in a day – and many wannabe pet cats like to graze, as well. It’s not uncommon for pet-lovers to feed their kitties 1-2 wet meals (canned or sachet) per day, while leaving premium dry food for snacking.
For other cats, however, their bodies can’t keep up with their kibbles and bits, so measuring out their portions is important. Just use the package’s feeding instructions as your guide, and adjust the amount based on Simba’s weight gain or loss. If you have the time – of which your Burmese deserves every second, naturally – try dividing his food into several small meals over the day. Cats dig this.