From essential nutrients to quantities: all the aspects to consider in planning a truly perfect nutrition for the Toyger.
The health of our four-legged friend inevitably depends on his diet. A healthy, balanced and nutritious diet, in fact, is essential so that our Toyger is always calm and in strength. Let’s find out everything there is to know about it.
Feeding the Toyger: doses and frequency of meals
To identify the correct nutrition for the Toyger, the following question must be answered: how much and when to feed the cat?
The quantities of baby food to be administered to the four-legged vary from one animal to another, depending on numerous factors such as:
- neutered / sterilized or whole specimen;
- health state.
Generally, the furry dogs of this breed are very active and need a substantial caloric intake. On the other hand, however, they risk accumulating excess weight.
For this, the intervention of the veterinarian is recommended so that it is possible to identify a daily ration to be administered to the cat to meet its energy needs without making it fat.
Generally, cats should eat 40 grams of wet food for every kg of weight. To obtain the dry dose, simply divide the figure obtained by 3.
What is the best time of day to feed your four legs?
According to his preferences, he can proceed twice a day – morning and evening – or by spreading his daily ration into small snacks to be given to him throughout the day.
In this case, the presence in the house of an automatic kibble dispenser could be very useful.
What to feed the Toyger?
Finally, we just have to find out which foods are included in the Toyger’s diet.
Unlike the dog, which is omnivorous, the domestic feline is an obligate carnivore.
This means that his diet must be based mainly on the intake of proteins of animal origin.
Your cat should eat meat, such as chicken, turkey, and rabbit, on a daily basis.
In addition, fish may be given to him less frequently. Yes to anchovies, sea bream, cod and salmon.
Given the consistent caloric intake of the latter, however, it is better not to overdo it.
From food of animal origin the cat draws essential nutrients for the well-being of its organism, such as cobalamin and niacin.
The animal, in fact, is not able to produce them by itself and needs to take them through the diet.
Fats and carbohydrates to a reduced extent, as well as mineral salts and water complete the Toyger’s diet.
Home or industrial nutrition?
Depending on your preferences, you can choose a home or industrial diet for your Toyger.
In the first case, it will be up to you to buy the raw materials and cook his meals. The benefits of this diet are:
- Quality of ingredients;
- Personalized and clear preparation and cooking methods;
- Variety of preparations administered to the cat.
If you are inclined to this type of diet, don’t hesitate to ask your vet for help.
To ensure that meals are always balanced and complete, the intervention of a professional is required to guide you in selecting the best raw materials.
The risk, in fact, is that the cat may develop nutritional deficiencies.
If you prefer the other option, instead, just go to a pet shop and buy ready-made feed. The advantages of industrial power supply are:
- Saving of time and energy;
- Fully balanced ready-made meals.
In this case, however, you will have to make sure of the quality and goodness of the ingredients by looking at the nutritional table on the back of the package.