What to feed a neutered cat?
Is your pet driving you crazy? Day and night, screaming and asking for "girlfriend"? It marks the territory, but so zealously that this "call" is already noticeable to your neighbors? If you answered positively to all these questions, it means that you may have already decided to castrate the cat. Maybe your pet has already experienced this execution, and now you face a new problem. What to feed a neutered cat? Then come to the aid of veterinary medicine and the common sense of the owner.
Features of a neutered cat
Castration is an operation, though quick, but still serious. And if you have already decided and resorted to it, then be prepared for the fact that your pet will change a lot. First of all, his character and behavior will change. The absence of testes in cats causes a complete change in hormonal levels. The cat will move less and play, it will spend more time in cat thinking, will become more melancholic, will sleep most of the time. The former interest in “girlfriends” will disappear, the marriage screams and marks of their territory will end.But this outward calm and tranquility will lead to the emergence of a new interest - interest in food! And that is why proper feeding and care for neutered cats is very important.
Feeding the castrated cat
There are several immutable rules regarding the nutrition of neuter seals.
Perhaps the most important thing is not to overfeed your pet! Lack of active movement and a measured lifestyle in combination with abundant food can lead to weight gain, that is, to obesity. And this is fraught with serious problems with the health of the cat. There may be heart problems, shortness of breath, frequent stomach upsets. Some veterinarians even associate the occurrence of urolithiasis with obesity. And for cats it is especially scary because of the peculiar structure of the urination channel. It is very narrow and sinuous. Such a disease can even lead to the death of the animal.
Decide on a cat's diet. Either it will be ready-made food, or self-made food, that is, food is homemade. It is better to stick to one type of food.
Let's start with industrial (finished) feed.Is it possible to feed a neutered cat with dry food? Many experts disagree on dry fodder. Some generally advise to exclude them from the diet, but there are those who advocate for dry food. In any case, the feed must be of high quality. If you have found a suitable brand of food, he likes the cat, then stop on it. It is not necessary to change the feed very often. And always remember that the best friend of dry cat food is fresh drinking water!
It is preferable, in the opinion of many, to feed neutered cats with ready canned food. They are not so dry, are better absorbed and do not require such abundant drinking, as in the case of dry food. You can combine dry food and canned food, but it is better that they are of the same brand.
Homemade food should not be "on the table", but specially prepared for the animal. If your pet prefers meat, then boil it. This may be chicken or offal, beef. Do not give fat meat to the cat. Remember - he can get better! What to feed a neutered cat to food was balanced? Add to the meat a variety of cereals and vegetables: buckwheat or rolled oats, carrots or cabbage.Do not forget about products based on sour milk, they are very useful cats.
One last thing: watch your pet, play more with him, take care and affection, and he will be cheerful and healthy!