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Social butterflies, hyper, clingy, and above all, very loving; Burmese cat sure have a way to stand out to breeds of cats, because of how they seem to manifest characteristics of dogs and how out-going and playful they are. They are one of the most popular cats to a pet in the world, and they are deserving of the spot.
If you are planning to raise one, or are an absolute beginner in raising them, knowing their diet, the proper feeding will help you tremendously and that is what we are going to discuss. Let’s dive right in to know and explore how to feed a loving Burmese cat, and discover the foods they love, hate, and are foods that are bad for them.
Diet of Burmese Cats
Burmese cats are carnivores. They need a balanced diet suitable for being a carnivore to stay healthy and to prevent developing health issues and problems. This means that most of the nutrients they need are to be found in animals. To keep them healthy, their diet must be high in protein, with an adequate amount of fats, and carbohydrates at a minimum. Moreover, it is encouraged that you give them sources of other nutrients including a well-rounded amount of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids.
Foods they love (and are best for them)
Burmese cats love and are satisfied by eating high-quality cat foods, although it is best and advisable that they eat human foods to maximize the nutrients they get in each meal that they eat.
Top five high-quality cat foods for them:
Instinct Ultimate Protein Chicken Cat Food
This is made with 95% protein from chicken meat. Easily digestible, that helps with nutrient absorption. It is really healthy, contains a great amount of live natural probiotics, with natural omegas and natural antioxidants to offer improvement of digestive health and immune system.
It provides real raw nutrition of 98% poultry, together with a great number of fruits and vegetables. It is reported to have improved appetite, digestion, immune system, and dental health. Moreover, aiding great shiny and healthy coats.
It is rich in protein, supports healthy skin and coat, supports joint function, aids to digestive health, and enhances the immune system. In addition to that, it is made without the use of wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or egg.
It is a chicken recipe with a tasty and tempting poultry flavor, made with essential vitamins and minerals to support the cat’s health. Their texture is made specifically for your cats to be encouraged in finishing their meals.
It is made with high-quality protein shredded meats; it has taurine that will aid heart health with high amounts of vitamins and minerals. Moreover, it will help cats to be properly hydrated. One of these cat foods, together with these human foods can be what you called, a balanced nutritious diet. Add some of these and you good to go:
- Green peas
- Green beans
There also exist what is called cat superfoods. Serve them with this for optimum health and nutrition!
- Various types of berries: Strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. It is known to significantly enhance your cat’s digestive and immune system.
- Salmon: This is a great source of protein, and the beneficial heart friendly fatty acid Omega 3. It is a healthy chicken alternative.
- Chia seeds: This is loaded with healthful nutrients proven to support cat’s health, energy and their endurance. It is a good source of much needed fibre, antioxidants, protein, vitamins A, B, D and E, calcium and potassium.
- Plain yogurt: This is actually rich in protein and calcium and is a great source of probiotics that eases the cat’s digestive system.
- Dandelion: Its roots and leaves are proven to relieve feline allergies and improvements of digestion.
Foods they hate (and cannot stand)
As humans, we all have that food we cannot stand its sight, well, Burmese cats do too. These are:
- Spoiled Foods
- Citrus foods
- Heavily seasoned foods
- Spicy foods
Foods that are bad for them
There are certain human foods that should be avoided and not be fed to them, because they can cause your Burmese cats to experience subtle pain, to aggressive and even fatal ones. Below is the comprehensive list, that you should never, ever feed to your cats.
- Alcohol. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, coma and even death.
- Bread dough that contains yeast. It can lead to stomach bloating, and twisting, which is known to be a fatal condition.
- Dairy. They cannot process dairy products, they are lactose intolerant.
- Grapes and raisins. It has been linked to kidney failure.
- Raw eggs, meats, fish. Your cats can acquire Salmonella bacteria and E. coli bacteria.
- Salt. In excessive amounts, salt and salty foods can cause upset stomach, tremors, seizures and even death.
- Onions, garlic, scallions, shallots and chives. This has been linked to gastrointestinal problems and can even cause disruption to red blood cells.
In conclusion and to end our discussion, I would just like you to be reminded that the foods your Burmese cat eats will greatly reflect how he or she is doing in her life. A healthy diet correlates with a healthy life and that is why it is really crucial that we are feeding our lovely pets foods that are safe and healthful for them, and always avoid what will cause them harm and pain. Burmese cat, as they have the loveliest personality, deserve to be fed well and taken good care of. Take this information, with a consultation with a veterinarian to further validate the data.