See our additional FAQ on food we use and recommend and feeding times and amounts.
We are a big advocate of a good diet.
You can have the best quality lines, but if a breeder/ owner rears a kitten on a poor diet, it will 100% affect the health/ quality of the kitten.
Just as a breeder is responsible for the out come of your baby, so is a owner. Once that kitten leaves a breeder, you are then in charge to how well that kitten is going progress and bloom.
A breeder should start you off on the right path, using only the top quality food, but you must continue .
Question your breeder on the diet, as this is key factor in been a good breeder.
If a breeder rears her adults on poor quality diets, your kitten is already at a disadvantage in so many ways.
Diet is the fundamentals to healthy cats and kittens.
Siberians grow super fast and have growth spurts many of times till age 5.
You need to be, just like human baby’s feeding them a nutritious diet for growth and annuity.
In our book, you can not over feed a kitten under the age of one.
If they seem hungry, they are ! cats have much faster digestive systems than humans and dogs and become hungry fast.
Its important you meet your kittens hunger demand, they are hungry for a reason, the body is craving the nutrient.
If a breeder, does not rear on the best diet for a pregnant queen, the kittens will be affected, by weight, coat, health and condition.
Everything about your kitten is going to be affected, not just there outta shell but inside also.
We a Raw feeder, it is the most expensive diet on the market for any animal, but we believe it to be the best.
Here is an example of how brands differ from quality.
“…there are minerals that must be present in a
cat’s nutrient profile in order to lay the
foundation for good skin and haircoat quality.”
4% protein to 72% which is a good amount for a wet commercial brand.
To 100% proteinWe get weekly delivery’s from purrfrom .
Avoid brands like whiskers, supermarket own brands- asda-lidall- morrisons- aldi .
Just because it is expensive does not mean it is good food ether.
Always choose complete brands not complementary.
Even if it is a complete brand, does not mean it has a high protein level.
Problems of a poor diet.
Poor nutrition in animals can greatly impact their health and wellbeing, and can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals. Poor nutrition can result in animals becoming more susceptible to illness, their injuries may be more severe, and their bodies are less able to heal themselves.A healthy diet throughout life promotes healthy pregnancy outcomes, supports normal growth, development and ageing, helps to maintain a healthy body weight, and reduces the risk of chronic disease leading to overall health and well-being.
- Unexplained Fatigue. Fatigue is a common side effect of iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, indicated by low levels of red blood cells. …
- poor coat
- Mouth Problems. …
- Diarrhea. …
- Apathy or Irritability. …
- Lack of Appetite.
When animals don’t eat enough, they must rely on their fat reserves for energy. … With rapid weight loss in a cat that stops eating, protein supplies are soon exhausted and the liver becomes overwhelmed by all the fat. This results in a dangerous condition known as hepatic lipidosis, which can lead to liver failure.
A nutritional deficiency can also occur when cats are fed a poor quality commercial dry food, a commercial food that contains nutrient excesses, or if a commercial diet is supplemented inappropriately.
If a cat does not get enough Vitamin A in their diet, you will first notice that their skin and coat do not look healthy or they may suffer from night blindness. Muscles will deteriorate and your cat will feel weak.
– Urinary Crystals & Stones
Urinary stones and crystals happen for a variety of reasons, but diet has been seen to play a huge role in their appearance. These may or may not be related to a urinary tract infection, but either way they are often uncomfortable for your feline friend. There are various types of crystals and stones but a major part in the treatment of all of them includes a change in diet. In fact, there are special diets formulated for cats that have recurring urinary issues. This is because the acidity or alkalinity of the urine can make the problem worse. Balancing the pH level through diet is a major way to keep these issues at bay.
With a poor diet comes poor health overall as can be seen in any animal, including humans. Immunosuppression is the weakening of your immune system, and this will happen to cats overtime if they are constantly eating poor quality food. There have been some studies that suggests most, if not all, commercially prepared pet foods contain mycotoxins that act as immunosuppressants in the body, but as long as you have regular check-ups with your veterinarian, your cat should be fine on a high-quality food.
– Nutritional Imbalances
Nutritional needs are relatively the same among all domestic cats, but they can vary individually as well. Poor-quality cat food is notorious for being full of unnecessary carbohydrates and have minimal nutrients. This leads to your cat feeling full but not being nutritionally satisfied. This is where you’ll find your obesity, Diabetes, immunosuppression and more come into play. Feed your cat a properly balanced, high-quality diet, and you’ll see them shine – literally! A cat that’s getting quality nutrition is going to be alert and active with a glowing, soft coat.