Feeding a sterilized cat - what the owner needs to know
Sterilization changes the hormonal background of the animal, it entails, but a change in lifestyle. According to statistics, the animal becomes calmer (but there are always exceptions to the rules), the level of activity decreases and the risk of gaining excess weight increases. Obesity is also associated with a decrease in the levels of hormones estrogen and testosterone, which suppress appetite.
Sterilization is abdominal surgery. When all the worst is behind, the owner should pay attention to the diet and physical activity of the pet. As for physical activity, things are much more complicated with cats than with dogs. All cat owners know that making them play is quite difficult if they themselves do not want to, but it’s worth trying. You need to choose a game that your pet will like. There are many different toys for cats on sale, including interactive ones, and it is possible to find something that suits fluffy. Therefore, the main emphasis should be on the proper selection of the diet.
Dry Sterilized Cat Feeding
Do not forget that a sterilized animal becomes more prone to developing urolithiasis, so when choosing a dry food, you should give preference to specialized foods for sterilized cats of premium or super premium class. The composition of this feed should be low in salt, lower in calories, reduced in fat and increased in fiber.
Natural feeding of a sterilized cat
Let's talk about natural feeding.
Stones are formed from salt, phosphorus, magnesium, so products with a high content of these substances should be excluded. The main ones are fish, oatmeal, semolina, duck, goose and pork meat, dairy products with high fat content, legumes and potatoes, leftovers from the table, salted, fatty, smoked, pickled.
Raw meat of low-fat varieties that have previously been frozen is best suited for feeding. It should be more than 60% of the diet.
It is also worth making sure that fiber is present in the diet. For this, bran and chopped vegetables are well suited.
Do not forget about the addition of vitamin-mineral supplements to the diet, but before using them, you should consult a veterinarian.