How to choose the best food for your cat?

Each cat is a world, and what does this mean? The cat's nutritional needs will vary based on its size, age, and general physical and health condition. Therefore, your cat will need a type of food at each stage, and according to the lifestyle.
The three basic concepts to choose the best food for your cat are:
⦁ Needs according to race.
⦁ The age of the cat.
⦁ Specific needs.

                            NEEDS ACCORDING TO THE RACE


     Needs according to the race

Your cat's breed will help define its diet since a Maine Coon cat is not the same as an Egyptian cat. Each breed requires a different percentage of nutrients to satisfy certain needs. Therefore, each cat is unique and needs a personalized diet like crossbreed cats.

                           THE AGE OF THE CAT

      The age of the cat

As the cat grows, its activity decreases. A kitten is prying around the world and spends a lot of time playing, but he becomes more passive and calm as an adult. This translates to a lower food requirement and greater weight control. For this reason, it is highly recommended to choose the cat's food according to its age group, which is usually divided into the following three:
⦁ Kitten (From the year)
⦁ Adult cat (Up to 8 years old)
⦁ Senior cat (From 8 years old)


      Food for cats with specific needs

Finding the right food for your cat may be an arduous task, so in this post, we try to explain why cats are so exquisite when it comes to eating.
As a general rule, more active cats require more calories than cats that do not move as much, for example, indoor cats. The type and amount of daily food will help your cat avoid health problems such as being overweight, among others. That is why consulting the veterinarian can be of great help to choose a veterinary diet according to the needs of the cat.
In general, the most common specific needs are the following:

                               STERILIZED CATS

\      Sterilized cats

Sterilization has many advantages for your cat, but certain associated risks must also be taken into account, some of which may be:
⦁ Obesity.
⦁ Urinary stones.
So the specific diet will strengthen the cat's defenses and weight control.


       Cats with a tendency to generate hairballs

Cats love to groom themselves, for this, they lick each other daily. The bristly tissue on the cat's tongue makes the hairs stick together, and the cat ends up swallowing them. Therefore, the accumulation of these hairballs in the cat's stomach or throat can cause lethargy, bloating, loss of appetite, and even diarrhea. Therefore, specific feed for cats with a tendency to generate hairballs helps prevent their formation.

                              OVERWEIGHT CATS 

     Overweight cats

Poor diet and physical inactivity can cause obesity. This problem goes hand in hand with many others, such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, and apathy. So you have to change the cat's routine and of course its diet to ensure its health.


        Urinary problems, a recurring problem in consultation

The urinary problems in cats are frequent in consulting veterinarians. Risk factors are usually:
⦁ Poor diet.
⦁ Stress.
⦁ Infections.
⦁ Overweight.
⦁ Old age.
These risk factors can cause cat problems in the urinary tract. Quality nutrition is crucial to avoid, eliminate or alleviate these ailments.

                         HAIR AND SKIN PROBLEMS 

     Hair and skin problems

The reasons related to hair problems can be varied, such as:
⦁ Allergies
⦁ A bad diet
⦁ Stress
⦁ Parasites
So you should talk to your vet to find the root of the problem. In general, specific feeds help the coat to regain its shine and protect the health of its skin.