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How to make healthy cat food at home

If you have a pet, you know how important it is to pay attention to his or her diet, and you probably would do anything to ensure your fluff ball’s happiness. A balanced diet is indispensable for shiny hair, bright eyes, and an energetic and playful disposition in your cat.

Source: Wikimedia.org
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You can prepare healthy food for your cat at home so you can avoid stuffing him or her with store-bought food full of harmful additives. It is important to pay attention to what your pet needs for healthy and balanced development: this small predator eats birds and rodents and drinks water in a natural environment.

In order to imitate this nutrient-rich diet, cat food needs to contain 25-30% proteins, a minimum of 15-30% fat and 2-3% fiber. This means a proper balance of meat, fish, vegetables, cow’s cheese and even rice in your pet’s daily diet. Also, you need to assure the proper temperature: if you serve food too hot, your cat may not ever try it again.

Cat food has to be pureed; otherwise cats will select and eat only chunkier bits of it which are more suitable to their taste. A 4-5 kg adult cat eats at least 3-4 small meals during a day.

Let’s take a look at three recipes with full nutritional value for cats:

1. 350 grams canned tuna with the juice added, 100 grams boiled rice, 50 grams boiled carrots chopped or grated, ½ teaspoon salt.
2. 300 grams raw ground beef, 100 grams cooked noodles, 1 boiled egg grated, 50 grams boiled mixed vegetables, ½ teaspoon salt.
3. 400 grams cooked chicken with bones, 100 grams rice, 1 teaspoon grated raw apples, ½ teaspoon teats, ½ teaspoon salt.