Feeding the Singapura, all the right foods, in the right doses and in the right times to feed this wonderful breed of cat.
In today’s article we will deal with what concerns the feeding of the Singapura, that is the frequency of meals and the quantities necessary for the daily requirement of this small but strong breed of cat.
The Singapura as we mentioned, is a breed of cat that is among the smallest known to us.
He has a small but muscular body and a character capable of alternating moments of calm with exuberant and enterprising moments.
All this, however, involves nutritional needs, different from those of other cats.
Let’s find out what the Singapura’s diet is, what can be given to this breed of cat to keep it healthy and offer it the opportunity for a healthy and long-lived life.
What to feed in Singapura
You may be wondering what such a small cat can eat and especially how much? Let’s find out together.
Each cat breed has different physical characteristics and consequently equally different dietary needs.
This is why it is necessary to be well informed about the type of diet that the Singapure must necessarily follow in order not to weigh down its muscular but still small build.
Like all other cats, the Singapure also basically prefers a diet based on animal proteins and therefore meat.
It is essential, however, not to feed him only meat but to offer him a complete and balanced meal, as the Singapura is a cat that has a tendency to gain weight.
Therefore, having an adequate feeding program and maintaining a controlled and disciplined diet regimen, serves to preserve the physicality and health of your pet.
It doesn’t matter if you use industrial products (available on the market) or if you prepare tasty homemade cat recipes.
What matters is that nutritional values, the quality of fresh products and good hygiene in preparation are respected.
The foods to be used for any recipes for cats are: chicken, turkey, beef, salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, fresh fruit and vegetables, fermented milk products, probiotics.
Without excluding foods such as offal, liver and muscles, rich in essential nutrients for the animal’s well-being, including:
- Taurine for cats;
- Vitamin B12 for the cat.
In any case, whatever the type of food choice, it is always the veterinarian who must establish the right type and quantity of the cat’s meals.
Nutrition of the Singapura: doses and frequency of meals
In order to establish the doses and the frequency of meals, it is essential to know some parameters such as: age, lifestyle, general health and sex.
Keeping in mind that the Singapura is a cat with a good appetite, with a tendency to gain weight but fortunately also a rather lively nature, thanks to which it is able to transform food into pure energy.
Therefore, experts suggest basing the frequency of meals on the age of the cat:
- up to 6 months, to feed the kitten, it is advisable to feed him small quantities 5 times a day, alternating wet food and solid food and increasing the doses by about 10 grams after 4 months. From 6 to 8 months, however, 3 meals a day will be enough, of about 40/60 grams each.
- From 7 years of age the animal is considered an elderly cat and this will be the time to change its maintenance diet to one that meets its new physical needs.
It is necessary to leave him a fountain with fresh water, always available regardless of age, as whatever it is, the cat has a low tendency to drink and this affects his health.
Remember that a cat on a balanced diet lives longer without any need for supplements.
In the case of Singapura it has a life expectancy of between 10 and 20 years with an average of around 15 years.