while now, you will know, that I am craaazy cat lady! I own 2 furry trouble makers; Maru, 2 month old white kitten and Mia; a 2 year old brown and ginger moggy. When I got them, I knew
nothing. I didn’t how to feed them, what litter to buy, where to buy cat food or kitten food.
I often see people sharing their cute photos of their new kittens and I wonder if
they actually aware of how to properly feed and look after you newly kitten and
later cat?? –yes they grow! Even If we wish they would stay so cute and small forever
😉 I thought I would share some information’s I have learned over the past 2
years, so you won’t make the same mistakes I’ve made.
Spring is the time when cats are making love;)and new stunning kittens are born therefore I have created the 5 simple steps guide to make your new kittens and even existing cats happy and healthy!
Giving your little four paws the right food and nutrition’s can not only help them
grow stronger but also you will avoid future veterinary cost when they become
ill! There are few rules when buying a cat food!
Read the etiquette! Honestly! I know, I
probably sound like your gran now but knowing the ingredients is a key factor !
You want Minimum 40% of meat! That’s the rule. Also check calcium, fibres and fat contain.
No grains, cereals or loads of rice! This
is just carbs! It doesn’t fill your cat stomach properly and makes them hungry
after short period. Now you know why your cat is meowing every half an hour 😉 Also
grain free can sometimes be swapped for high carbohydrates supplements like
potatoes etc. check that out!
Ditch supermarket food! Unless rule nr.1!
Also, if the source of meat is unknown, or the labels shows mostly 4-10% of
meat! Just check what type chemicals and any other crap they putting in to fill
Wet food. There are multiple opinions
whether just wet or just dry food should be given but I prefer to give them
both of it! Some of the foods like Applaws have two types of wet! One, is the
full diet with all nutrition’s like theirs pate and some are just 100% natural fillets but it does not contain enough fats and fibres etc and is more
like a treat so I would think to mix that with complete food like the pate
Dry food. Again, the same rule apply, min 40-50% but I actually buy with 75% or higher. When I
introduced Canagan that was gifted to me by www.petshop.co.uk that
has 75% of meat and 25% (Perfect combination) my cats don’t want anything else!
This is one of the best foods ever!
Kittens. Forget the pretty images of
people giving cow milks to kittens. It’s is actually very unhealthy to your
cat! It can irritate stomach and cause diarrhoea . I give my trouble makers
lacto-free time to time as treat! Kitten milk is good but for the first week or
two and try to introduce normal kitten wet & dry food in mean time. Switch
to water as soon as they start eat normally! I strongly recommend nature menus
it has over 70% of natural meat! No crap in it! Again, this was gifted to me by
the lovely www.petshop.co.uk ! Aren’t they fab?!
Maru loved it and I could see visible difference in his coat!
If you have loads of time, you can feed
your cat homemade food like cooked chicken breast or just raw meats(read more
about BARF). I am very little experienced with that so I won’t advise much
here. Just remember never give your cats cooked bones. They split and broke, so it can spike your cats stomach! Eww!! Danger! Is good to give your cat raw chicken
wing as chewing on that they can clean their teeth! Also, separate eggs with
white and serve your cat the yolk (never whites) for super shiny coat!
Switch to online shopping! Honestly, you
can’t imagine how much money I have saved buying online! Try www.petshop.co.uk! They have paxil amazing selection of food that
you won’t find in typical pet shop or supermarket! Just make a trip to typical
pet shop write down the prices and compare them to the on their website!and buy the piggy jar to start saving! Also,
it can be very heavy to bring all that heavy bags of animal food and buying
online you have all that delivery that comes straight to door! Puurrfect! What’s more if you sign up you get 5% off with code :FRIENDS7 !
Don’t always trust vets opinions. They
can sometimes get commissions on food. Even if your vet recommend food just
read your label and decide yourself. There are plenty well known and
recommended foods but if you actually start reading a label its only shows as
‘’protein and vegetable’ ’contain. I
have no clue of what type protein? It could be cows feet? or meat that didn’t
passed the test for being human? We can only guess! I like food where they
shows me what I am giving to my cats! I want to know they have liver, lungs of
cow or chicken heart etc.
Also, Try to balance it well. I like to
give my cats apart from standard beef or chicken cans, fish as well, real or
canned tuna or any other type of fish.
Just be careful not to give them too much tuna, it can be dangerous for them! I
know weird! It is only fish isn’t?Again, here Applaws are good.
Don’t forget about treats! I love Orijen
real meat dried pieces! Well not me.. My cats love them! They see the package
and they run toward me like no tomorrow! Sometimes It’s a proper fight who gets
closer! I was lucky that www.petshop.co.uk
gifted me pack of this! Since I got I have to now buy it all the time! Tricky
guys, tricky 😉 !
are list of the best foods in my opinion! Canagan, Natures Menu,Nutriment, Acana, Orijen, Ziwi
of the Wild, Lilys Kitchen, AlmoNature, Applaws,
Naturea,Thrive, Animonda Carne, Feringa, Cosma, Encore, Grau.
litter. When you have clumping cement style ones, these can be danger if kitten
eat it! Also the chemicals mixed with my cat urine nearly made a hole in my
cat litter box. I would recommend natural paper one (although can be smelly quick)
or my best ever-wooden one! It can be little messy so I would recommend to get
rubber mat placed in front of litter but it’s clumping so you can just throw it
away to toilet! No dramas! Here, again buying online comes handy. We all know
how heavy it can be! And saves the pennies! Think of hooded litter. Cats likes
their privacy, often that’s the reason on doing their toilet behind the Tv’s or
other corners! I have this one, isn’t great? Love Simon’s cat, who doesn’t?;)
I often see usually in bloggers posting pictures
of certain pot plants and cat in background. I am not sure if they actually
aware that thee plants can easily kill, poison or make seriously ill their little
ones? Here is a list of absolute no no for cats owners! So, think twice before
the pretty blog photoshoot with Tulips or Spring Hyacinth…Lillie’s are
extremely toxic for cats did you know that? Find here are full list of danger plants
to your cats!
best to feed your cat with. I know you all love your cats who doesn’t maybe
crazy dog ladies;) If you want to learn more about feeding and in general go to
this page! Loads of useful info! Link!
sign up! Use code FRIENDS7 on check out! Enjoy.. no sorry that was to your cat
and your wallet! 😉 Feel free to ask any questions!
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