Nutrition of the American Curl, everything that is possible to feed this cat breed to keep it in shape.
In order to guarantee your pet a healthy and above all long-lived life, it is necessary to provide it with a nutritious diet made up of quality products.
So if you have decided to adopt an American Curl it is best to find out what this breed of cat can and should eat.
Let’s see together the feeding of the American Curl, the quantities and the frequency of meals this cat needs.
Nutrition of the American Curl: doses and frequency of meals
For those who are beginners and therefore their first cat, very often they ask themselves questions that may seem trivial but which are not.
Concerns about quantities, products, meal times. The doubts then increase if the cat is of a specific breed, as in the case of the cat we are dealing with today: the American Curl.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about American Curl nutrition.
The American Curl has a good appetite even if it is not very active, it is still a cat with a sturdy and muscular build.
Therefore , with regard to doses, the precise amount depends on a series of factors related to:
- age of the cat;
- health conditions of the cat.
Experts recommend giving between 100 and 200 mg of food per day to prevent it from gaining weight and becoming an obese cat.
He generally needs his baby food about twice a day (morning and evening). In any case, the ideal would be to be able to divide his two meals into small rations to be administered throughout the day.
As far as puppies are concerned, it is possible to regulate in this way:
- up to 4 months: the dose should be divided into about 5 meals a day;
- from 4 to 6 months: 10 grams of baby food should be added to each meal;
- from 6 to 8 months: keep the same quantities, dividing them into just 3 meals a day.
For the quantities, the kitten must be weighed and adjusted according to the table located behind the feed.
What to feed the American Curl
Once you have established the doses and the frequency of meals, it is also advisable to know which foods are essential for the American Curl diet.
The American Curl is a cat like all the others and therefore a carnivorous animal, which is why its diet must mainly include proteins of animal origin, and then also include vegetable proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
The American Curl has a preference for a varied diet and loves to eat. Dry or wet packaged food for cats (it remains a personal choice) is the one most recommended by experts as it guarantees a perfectly balanced and above all complete supply of nutritional elements.
In fact, animal proteins make up the majority of the American Curl diet (for adult animals – at least 26%, for kittens – at least 30%).
The amount of fat in the feed does not exceed 10%. But above all it is necessary to make sure that the feed is without preservatives, flavors and various fillers.
However, the fact remains that each owner can decide how he prefers to feed his cat.
Maybe by adopting a diet with natural products based on:
- lean meat (chicken, turkey, beef);
- fish (salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel);
- offal (liver, lungs, heart, stomach, etc.);
- fermented milk products, probiotics;
- fresh fruit and vegetables;
- vitamin and mineral supplements (including fatty acids that have a beneficial effect on the skin).
Therefore, for those who have time and financial possibilities, they can certainly prepare delicious meals that will make the American Curl happy.