Find the best food for your cat from Bob Martin’s cat food to suit your cat’s needs and necessities.
When it comes to feeding your Cat, you need food that is formulated according to your Cats nutritional needs. Most Cat food consists of meat, meat by products, cereals, grain, vitamins, and minerals and comes in many variations including the dry, canned, and semi-moist types.
Cats are classified as Binge eaters (bloat), they are not good at regulating their food intake and will often eat long after they are full. Cats are also Taste sensitive to acids, amino acids and sweets.
Cat food and the scientific challenges for nutritionists:
As you are well aware, different breeds and sizes of Cats have differing energy requirements. Your Cats energy requirements range greatly depending on the size and activity levels of your cat.
Many factors affect energy levels and nutritional requirements some of these factors are listed below:
- The Cats age
- The current reproductive state (not something owners often take into account)
- Current activity level
- The Cats breed plays a big role
- The Cats growth rate
- Knowing your Cats expected life span affects nutrition
- Health Challenges!
Did you know that over 40% of Cats and cats in South Africa are overweight or obese? It is also documented that unlike humans the average pet owner does not know how to identify that their animal is obese. In many cases this is due to not being educated and the portion sizes and needs of the breed.
The best way to know if your Cat is obese is to use the body condition scoring method.
If you want to manage your Cats weight more effectively, an increase of fiber into their diet will increase their stool volume and keep them more regular.
We all love the feeling of watching our Cat enjoy their food. However portion control is still very important. At Bob Martin our emphasis in producing high quality Cat nutrition is base in 2 main areas, how tasty or palatable the food is for your Cat and how nutritious the food is to meet their needs.