What makes a high-quality, healthy adult cat food?
Obligate carnivores such as our beloved pet cats require nutrients found only in animal flesh. While they might be able to ingest small amounts of plant matter, they’re not able to fully digest it.
Your cat should get everything they need from their food – and a high quality, complete dry food will provide this. Good quality adult cat food should contain:
- High levels of protein to build and maintain muscles and body condition
- Vitamins and minerals to help develop and maintain healthy bones, teeth, nervous and immune system
- Taurine – an essential amino acid required by cats for good health, vision and heart functions
- Prebiotics to support beneficial gut bacteria
- Essential fats to provide energy and deliver omega 3 and 6 to help maintain a health coat, skin, heart, brain and joints
- Carbohydrates to provide energy, help with food digestion and for forming firm poos
Burgess Adult Cat Food also contains a specialist ingredient which helps to promote an all-round healthy mouth. It’s estimated that up to 70% of cats develop dental disease by the age of 3 – that’s why all of our adult cat foods include a specialist ingredient , derived from bitter orange which helps to support healthy teeth and gums.
There are also three tasty varieties to choose from, including salmon, chicken and duck and an award-winning chicken recipe especially for neutered cats – so you’re sure to find a variety that’s just right for your best feline friend.
When can my cat eat adult food?
Burgess adult cat food is suitable for cats from 12 months, up to 7 years, when they can move onto cat food for mature cats. Providing your pet with a nutritionally balanced, complete diet will help keep them in tip top condition during the prime of their life.
Changing up your cat’s diet from kitten to adult is something that has to be done gradually, to avoid upset tummies. You should plan to do this over a week or two by gradually introducing more of the new adult cat food and reducing the old food.
How much food does an adult cat need?
This depends on your cat’s age and lifestyle. For instance, house cats may need less calories than cats who spend much of their day roaming outdoors.
All of our adult cat food comes with recommended portion sizes on the pack. However, if you’re still unsure, then we recommend contacting your local veterinary practice. You can also get in touch with us using our online contact form, or give our expert team a call on +44 (0)1405 862241 and we’ll be happy to help.
When it comes to serving up food for your favourite feline, the golden rule is don’t guestimate – measure out accurate portions instead. Giving your cat a little more than they need means that you run the risk of your cat becoming overweight, which can lead to all manner of health problems. Equally, if you don’t feed enough, your pet will not be getting all the nutrients they need and will become underweight.
How often should I feed my adult cat?
Cats naturally eat lots of small meals per day. Try to split their daily intake of adult cat food into several small meals (unless advised otherwise by your vet).
In the wild, cats have to work for their food, which exercises their bodies and stimulates their minds. Providing a complete adult dry cat food in a variety of ways, such as treat balls or cat puzzles can deliver a much more exciting and rewarding experience for your cat.
What other nutrients does my cat need?
If you’re providing a high-quality complete, healthy adult cat food, then your cat will be getting all the nutrients they need.
Remember to supply plenty of fresh water too, but in a separate place to their feeding area. A cat’s motivation to drink is not connected to hunger, so many find it confusing when water bowls are set out next to their food.
Lots of cats aren’t keen on drinking water from a bowl, preferring moving water to still – so it may be worth investing in a cat fountain if you don’t want them drinking from a dripping tap!
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