Nutrition of the Japanese Bobtail, how to keep this funny and nice breed of cat in shape with the right diet.
Finding out about the breed you have chosen to adopt and what its particular dietary needs is a loving act towards your pet.
In today’s article we will go to see specifically, the feeding of the Japanese Bobtail, the frequency of meals and the quantities necessary for the daily requirement of this cat breed.
What to feed the Japanese Bobtail
Knowing, first of all, what are the foods that the Japanese Bobtail can benefit from, is as important as establishing the frequency and doses necessary for the requirement.
To consider the feeding of these animals the same for each breed is a big mistake.
Each cat has different characteristics that can lead to equally different needs.
In order to establish the proper nutrition for your cat, it is necessary, in general, to keep in mind a series of very specific factors, such as:
- lifestyle (lazy / athletic);
- health conditions of the cat;
- age (young / old);
- gender (male / female).
The basic diet of every cat and in particular that of the Japanese Bobtail must mainly include proteins of animal origin and partly also vegetable proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
The ideal would be to give your Japanese Bobtail some dry food for cats, available on the market, in the appropriate specific pet stores, as it is a complete and above all balanced product for cats.
It is also divided by size and age range of the animal. The fact remains that there are many who prefer the preparation of the cat’s meals, made at home, with fresh and genuine products.
To be able to take care of it alone, however, it is necessary to guarantee the animal the following nutritional values:
- proteins for cats: basic as they are useful for the formation and maintenance of muscles, other tissues, blood but also for the regeneration and conservation of body cells and tissues.
- fats: they are a source of necessary energy and are mainly responsible for the transport of substances in the body as well as for the support and development of the joints and the nervous system;
- carbohydrates: they are an immediate source of energy to face a sudden effort such as a run, a chase, an escape, a sudden stress etc.
- minerals: they are essential for the development and maintenance of tissues;
- vitamins: they are useful for keeping the immune system strong and healthy. However, it is necessary, however, to make an appropriate use, perhaps by contacting the veterinarian.
Pay attention to the home diet of the cat as the lack of nutrients greatly affect the healthy development of the joints, conversely an overfeeding could lead to the cat being overweight.
The food products that can be administered to the cat are:
- chicken, turkey, beef;
- fish (salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel);
- offal (liver, lungs, heart, stomach, etc.);
- fresh fruit and vegetables;
- vitamin and mineral supplements (including fatty acids that have a beneficial effect on the skin).
For sure, using these foods, washed and checked, it will be possible to prepare wonderful and tasty recipes for cats.
Nutrition of the Japanese Bobtail: doses and frequency of meals
Many owners think they can show their affection for the cat by providing them with more food than their due.
This attitude can only harm the animal, the same happens when you make the mistake of thinking that all cats can have the same diet.
It is necessary to know that each breed has its own needs and regarding the doses and the frequency of meals it is necessary to make a differentiation.
The Japanese Bobtail is an agile and agile, curious and lively animal which therefore needs different doses and frequency of meals than other breeds.
Here are some suggestions from the experts, regarding the doses and frequency of meals, divided by age.
However, it is necessary to keep in mind, as we mentioned before, the lifestyle and the size of the cat, as it could be too much or too little.
This is an indicative table for the feeding of the Japanese Bobtail:
- 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 from 200 and 450 grams of food each;
- 1 year: one meal a day, it may be appropriate to divide the portion into two in the morning and in the evening of 200 and 450 grams of food each.