Cats require a specialized diet to keep them healthy. We recommend purchasing high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food. If you’re unsure what to purchase, as our office and we can suggest some options. Your cat’s age, activity level, and health will make a difference in what and how much they should eat.
Cats require taurine, an essential amino acid, for heart and eye health. The food you choose should be balanced for the life stage of your cat or kitten. Properly balanced foods will contain taurine.
You will need to provide fresh, clean water at all times, and wash and refill your cat’s water bowls daily.
Treats should be no more than 5-10% of the diet.
Many people feed baby food to a cat or kitten who is refusing food or not feeling well. Please read labels carefully: If the baby food contains onion or garlic powder, your pet could be poisoned.
Take your pet to your veterinarian if signs of anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting or lethargy continue for more than two days.
Do not feed your cat alcohol, chocolate, coffee, or caffeine. Call our office if you think your cat ingested any of these things!