Once your pet is used to its daily kibble ration, it is best not to rush its habits … However, at certain periods of your cat’s life, it is preferable to offer a new food that will meet his new nutritional needs! So… How do I change my cat’s kibble?
Why a dietary transition?
There are many reasons why you may want to change your four-legged friend’s diet to ensure his iron constitution!
This change may be related to medical problems (kidney failure, heart failure, obesity…). It then becomes essential to adapt the diet in order to improve your pet’s health and living conditions by prescribing specific kibbles.
Or, for physiological reasons, due to your cat’s age. The kitten’s diet will be enriched with vitamins and calcium to ensure good growth. At adulthood, it will be necessary to give them a food rich in animal proteins (meat and fish), while with maturity, one will opt for lighter kibbles to avoid overweight.
The same nutritional needs evolve throughout your cat’s life!
How to change kibbles?
To reduce digestive problems and the refusal to eat the new kibbles offered… It is essential to make a smooth transition!
A 1 kg bag of the “new kibbles” should be sufficient to make the transition. We start on a fortnightly basis with an observation of the first results on your pet!
In terms of strategy, the ration should be reduced every 3 days by a quarter of the usual kibbles, then :
- For 3 days make a bowl composed of 75% of the 1st food and 25% of the 2nd food.
- For the next 3 days marry the two rations of kibbles at 50%/50%.
- For the next 3 days, make 25% of the usual kibbles and 75% of the new ones.
- To arrive at the 10th day at 100% of the new kibbles!
- Thanks to this smooth transition, your pet will enjoy its new menu… To the great joy of his health!
And now… Which food to choose?
Now that you know how to ensure a smooth transition in your little companion’s diet, you need to choose the right kibble.
Prefer premium quality food with as little grain as possible, since your tomcat is a strict carnivore. There are many ranges certainly more adapted to one of your pet’s pathologies (difficult digestion, skin problems…). Ask for information and advice from professionals to choose the right kibble!