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A guide to

  FEEDING YOUR CAT

FEEDING YOUR
CAT

Every cat needs a complete and balanced daily diet, full of goodness and meaty greatness to keep them in tip top condition. Here you’ll find our top tips on feeding your cat - advice on their needs, choosing the right food, tips for mealtimes and giving your favourite feline all the nutrients they need to live a happy and healthy life.

“CATS DON’T PRODUCE SALIVARY AMYLASE, AN ENZYME THAT BREAKS DOWN STARCH”

GO GRAIN FREE

Cats wouldn't consume carbohydrates such as rice or wheat as part of their natural diet. That’s because cats haven't naturally evolved to digest or make use of carbohydrates very well.

Cats don’t produce salivary amylase, (an enzyme that breaks down starch), and show no taste preference towards sugary foods like carbohydrates.

Many dry cat foods contain a high proportion of carbohydrate because the manufacturing process requires starch to help the kibble stick together - it acts rather like a glue.

Grain free dry cat foods are often produced in a more natural way so no grains are needed at all. Instead, the source of energy in our food comes from protein and good fats - which is much better for your kitten. This is how we make our food here at Lily's Kitchen.

WET FOOD OR DRY?

Every cat has their own preferences when it comes to food and their taste for the favours and texture they prefer are formed in kittenhood.

Here at Lily’s Kitchen we think it’s important for the majority of a cat's diet to be in the form of wet food (tinned or tray recipes).

Wet food contains more water so it helps to keep cats - who naturally have a low thirst drive - well hydrated.

A wet diet helps to make sure your cat has a good daily water intake which is important for maintaining a healthy urinary tract system, looking after long-term kidney health.

“CATS PREFER TO EAT LITTLE AND OFTEN SO SERVE SEVERAL SMALLER MEALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY”

Helpful hints for happy mealtimes:

Serve your cat high up where they feel safer - like on a work surface or table.

Place feeding bowls in quiet locations.

Keep the water bowl away from the food bowl. Cats are very hygienic creatures and like their food and water stations to be well away from each other (and well away from the litter tray too, naturally!)

Cats prefer to eat little and often so serve several smaller meals throughout the day, rather than one or two larger ones.

Serve food at room temperature – not straight from the fridge.

Cats have a very sensitive sense of smell so serve food as fresh as it can be and remember to remove anything uneaten within about half an hour of meals.

MAKING CHANGES TO THEIR DIET

Always make any dietary changes gradually. Sudden changes to the diet can cause tummy upsets. So, if you are either changing to a diferent recipe or changing to a new food, do so gradually over 4-5 days.

Getting the right balance

Lily’s Kitchen food helps cats throughout their lives, with the best nutrition for each stage of their development. All our recipes for cats have a carefully balanced high protein and low carbohydrate ratio, making them a delicious and natural diet for felines.

MEATY GREATNESS

Cats thrive on meat and offal

HEALTHY HEART

Taurine is essential for a healthy heart

HEALTHY EYES

Taurine is also essential for healthy eyes

OPTIMAL NUTRITION

Look for chelated minerals that helps absorption

PROPER MEAT

Steer clear from meat meal or processed meat

GRAIN FREE

Look for grain free for a naturally nutritious diet

MEATY GREATNESS

Cats thrive on meat and offal

GRAIN FREE

Look for grain free for a naturally nutritious diet

PROPER MEAT

Steer clear from meat meal or processed meat

HEALTHY HEART

Taurine is essential for a healthy heart

HEALTHY EYES

Taurine is also essential for a healthy eyes

OPTIMAL NUTRITION

Look for chelated minerals that helps absorption

DISCOVERY PACK
FOR CATS

Our Discovery Pack for Cats contains nutritious recipes that are full of top notch, natural ingredients. This is proper food, bursting with goodness and we think you’ll notice a positive difference… right from the very first meal.

Shop now

DISCOVERY PACK
FOR CATS

Our Discovery Pack for Cats contains nutritious recipes that are full of top notch, natural ingredients. This is proper food, bursting with goodness and we think you’ll notice a positive difference… right from the very first meal.

Shop now
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