Common cat care questions on VetAssist
VetAssist is here to support you in best caring for your cat. Below Dr Claire from VetAssist† shares her insights to some of the most commonly asked cat care questions - as always, ensure you chat to a Veterinarian for recommendations that best suit your individual cats needs.
What should I be feeding my cat?
Like humans, every cat is different with needs that vary according to their lifestyle, age, health and breed. That is where our likeness ends. Unlike humans and dogs, cats are carnivores - and they need a good quality high protein, low carbohydrate balanced diet.
If you are feeding a commercially prepared balanced premium cat food, it is not necessary to add anything else into your cat’s diet as these diets are completely balanced and contain everything your cat needs. Choosing wet food (with a higher water content) alone, or in combination with dry food is a better option than dry alone to maintain good hydration.
Also consider how you feed your cat - food puzzles are a great idea, and one way to provide further environmental enrichment.