Hailing from the desert, exclusive hunter, carnivore strict, the cat has acquired over the millennia a very specialized dietary adaptation of which remain today depends.
By eating behavior as its nutritional requirements, it is distinct from the dog. He is more accustomed to sharing the omnivorous diet of man. Much more demanding than the dog on the balance of his ration, cats, also can not become a vegetarian.
The best knowledge of the needs of the cat and the progress of science and technology now make it possible to design for him a regular diet of protein (meat, fish), fats (vegetable and uncooked), carbohydrates (cereals, rice), ballast (green vegetables), accompanied by a mineral vitamin supplement.
His diet-not to mention its special water needs – must, of course, be adapted according to age, location, and condition.
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To sum up, the cat rarely drinks and always a very sober way. More than the dog, the cat is exposed to dehydration. Of himself, he adjusts his evil watering and slow to increase its water consumption, even when his needs are sharply increased, for example, when the body has to fight against a steady heat.
For its food, cat shows marked preferences related to smell, consistency and texture of foods, and their taste. He sniffs his ration carefully before eating, especially if it is not familiar. He prefers the easy pieces to enter (without dirtying mustaches), soft and creamy wet presentations.
Among the forms of dry food, he likes more nuggets that pellets or biscuits, but enjoy little flakes and flour. The taste of these foods is also essential, although like other carnivorous, cat bit the guard in the mouth as it chews summarily and quickly gulped.
The cat generally packed by imitation of maternal behavior and acquires robust and tenacious preferences. The risk then sticks to an exclusive choice that can compromise its nutritional balance. But wildlife where this carnivore does not have to be wary of the possible toxicity of live prey, usually healthy, the cat has retained a propensity to wear to a new food for taste and come back very quickly to his usual feelings.
Overall, his master always ensures he spare him a taste of transition during a change of regime, mixing gradually over several days the new food with the old mash.