Proteinic needs of the cat are superior of 25 % compared to the dog ; it needs particular fat, in protein, in vitamins A, D, E and K .
Industrial Preparations: it is well-balanced and complete products which require no supplementary contribution.
Domestic preparations: the menu will consist in :
- 50 % of thin meat, giblets or fish
- 20 % of rice or cereal
- 20 % of green vegetables or carrots cooked
- 10 % of yeast dries, of salad oil and mineral vitamin complement (= 1 spoonful every day)
Daily ration depends on the weight of the animal, its age, its sex and its health : a castrated cat needs a ration less important than a non castrated cat because it exerts itself less ; a pregnante or feeding female needs a more energizing food; an old cat needs more vitamins and calcium.
Water requirements are not very important ; but it is necessary that it can drink as one pleases ; a cat fed with croquettes (dry food) should drink more not to suffer bladder stones).
Milk: if the cat appreciates milk and especially if it digests him, it consists an important source of milk.
Grass : as possible, the cat eats grass; this vegetable plays a purgative role and favours the transit of the indigestible roll from hairs ; specialized stores sell grasse for cats living in apartment.