Feeding the Burmilla cat, everything you need to know about this breed, from food, to doses, up to the frequency of meals.
To provide the right nutrition for a cat, it is necessary to know the needs of the breed we have decided to adopt.
In general, each breed has its own attitudes and problems that suggest us to use certain foods or not, but above all they are essential to understand the doses and frequency of meals.
Let’s see specifically the diet of the Burmilla cat, what quantity it needs and how often it must eat.
The right diet for the Burmilla cat
Giving the cat Burmilla quality products, in the right doses and at specific times, means guaranteeing the cat a good state of health.
Starting from the principle of product quality, it becomes irrelevant to administer a diet with industrial products or a BARF diet.
Regarding the fact that the aim is to ensure the Burmilla cat a healthy product, composed of quality raw materials.
Therefore, if we decide to use Burmilla, an industrial product, to feed the cat, before buying it is essential to learn to understand the nutritional table and the list of ingredients.
This table is usually indicated on the back of the package.
Therefore the cat’s feed, to be a quality meal, must contain:
- meat and fish;
- other proteins (eggs, cheese);
In fact, the components are always indicated by the plus or minus present in the package.
These cat formulas are sold in specialty pet stores and can be found in packs of s here or wet cat food.
The choice is purely personal, in both cases it is always necessary to pay attention to the quality and presence of magnesium which must not exceed, in order to avoid the risk of kidney stones in cats.
It is also helpful to switch between a couple of different feed brands every now and then.
The alternative that is suggested to us to industrial food is the BARF diet, which consists of:
- biologically appropriate raw food: raw meat, which has a greater digestibility of food and an almost total assimilation of nutrients.
Doses and frequency of meals
In order to establish the doses and the frequency of the Burmilla cat’s meals, it is necessary to know the lifestyle of this breed.
The recommended daily amount depends on the lifestyle and age of the cat.
Regarding the lifestyle of the Burmilla cat, we can say that it is a fairly calm cat, not at all turbulent but which still needs to vent its energy.
Otherwise, a sedentary lifestyle could cause him to gain an excessive amount of weight.
Experts advise to be careful with the doses and to contact your veterinarian, who knows the problems and lifestyle of your Burmilla.
This will allow you to compile a correct and individual feeding plan.
Below is a generic and indicative table for the daily amount of food for the cat :
- from 8 weeks to 6 months: 3 and 4 servings a day of 25 to 30 grams each;
- after 6 months: it is possible to reduce the number of meals to 2 per day by 200 and 350 grams of food each for the Bombay cat;
- 1 year: one meal a day, it might be appropriate to divide the portion in two, i.e. morning and evening from 200g to maximum 350g for the Bombay cat.
Essential nutrients in the Burmilla diet
There are certain foods that are very important in the diet of the Burmilla cat. Let’s see which ones specifically.
The Burmilla cat, like all cats, is carnivorous, its organism needs animal proteins, which it finds in both meat and fish. Therefore the most suitable foods are:
- chicken and turkey;
- not canned tuna;
However, let us remember that nutrition is healthy only if it is varied, which is why, in addition to animal proteins, the Burmilla cat also needs to integrate carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, vegetable proteins, mineral salts and always fresh water into its diet.
Furthermore, very often in home diets for cats, there may be deficiencies, especially vitamins (some vitamins are destroyed by heat or are lost in cooking), which is why, in these cases, the addition of the supplement is often used.
However, it is necessary to rely on a good veterinarian, who does the cat’s blood tests (precisely the biochemical analyzes).
Through these tests he will be able to tell how many elements there are in the blood (iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins and so on) and, based on the values, understand if the cat has a deficiency disorder or not.