Cat’s Natural Food Health Tips
Your cat's health is directly related to what it eats, and it is dependent on you to provide it with optimal nutrition. Signs of a nutrient-deficient diet include a dull coat, dry or itchy skin, gas, low energy, unpleasant body odor, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavioral problems. Changing to a health-supportive diet usually yields positive results within a few weeks.
What to Feed Your Cat
Cats are notoriously finicky eaters. To keep your cat happy and healthy, provide it with a varied diet of nutritious foods and treats. Add a tablespoon of dry food to some high-quality canned food, and supplement with table scraps and healthful whole foods. Avoid brands containing meat by-products, chemical additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors and colorings.
Tasty Leftovers and Table Scraps
Most cats love to eat table scraps. A teaspoonful or two of appropriate leftovers will provide interesting variety as well as a tasty and beneficial addition to your pet's meals. High-protein foods, such as fish, meat, eggs, and cheese, are good choices. So, too, are cooked or steamed vegetables such as corn, yams, and broccoli. Remember, eating organic foods are the best option for reaching your most potential absorption of nutrients and minerals.
Healthful Treats for Cats
Give your cat various treats such as baked yams or winter squash, cheese, cooked corn, cooked chicken liver, raw vertebrae bones, sardines, soft-boiled egg, nutritional yeast tablets, steamed vegetables, and yogurt.