The ideal diet for your kitten or cat
A healthy, balanced diet is essential for your cat. Feeding it the right amount is important too, as obesity is a common and a growing problem among UK pets.
Cats are not vegetarian. They are true carnivores, so to stay healthy, they have to eat certain nutrients which are only found in meat or commercial cat food.
Feeding a complete, commercial cat food is preferable to a home-made diet: it isn’t easy to achieve the correct balance of nutrients if you make a cat’s diet yourself.
Cats do not need treats. To avoid cats becoming obese, it’s best to not give them any treats. If you do give treats occasionally, ensure they are healthy.
Take into account a number of factors when choosing what and how much to feed your cat: their age, weight, body shape, the food packet’s guidelines and veterinary advice.