What do cats like to eat for breakfast？
Breakfast is the beginning of the day, providing you energy to start a day’s work.
As a cat owner, have you ever thought about your cat’s breakfast? Can it meet your cat’s need? What do cats like to eat in the morning?
In this blog, we will discuss about your cat’s breakfast and help you learn more about how to care for your cat.
Are cats omnivores?
Different from dogs, cats are obligate carnivores. They absorb the energy available by consuming other animals.
Cats have a higher protein requirement than other animals. Wildcats just eat meat by preying animals, such as rodents, birds, small reptiles and amphibians, to meet their needs. Taurine, arachidonic acid, vitamin A and vitamin B12 are essential for cats and they can’t be obtained from plants or vegetables.
In case of deficiency of these nutrients mentioned above for a long time, your cat risk skin irritation and hearing loss, and even liver and heart problems.
Hence, the ideal food for cats should be rich in protein and fat from small prey.
Do cats need breakfast?
Of course, cats need breakfast.
A healthy, nutrient dense breakfast will be the most important meal of the day for your cat.
There is a confusion: Cats are nocturnal. If you have met a wild cat at night, you must have seen the cat's eyes shining in the dark. Or you might have found your cat keeping barking in the middle of the night.
However, reality has demonstrated that cats are neither nocturnal nor diurnal. They are crepuscular: active primarily during twilight (the period after dawn and before dust). So, cats do need a healthy breakfast in order to keep healthy, just like humans.
Best food to give cats in the morning
When it comes to what to feed cats, your first thought may be cat food products. Is that the best choice for your kitten?
Absolutely not, it is just the most convenient way to feed your kitten. As breakfast is the main feast of the day and has been known to be the main one. It’s highly recommended that they ought to have some supplement with their first dinner.
Here are some foods you can prepare for your ‘friend’ and she or he will love it.
- Cooked fish（maybe the most popular food among cats）
- Rice blended in with meat
- Whole grain
- Vegetables (Your cat might show low interest in vegetables, but she or he need fiber to maintain a good digestion, particularly for domestic cats.)
As a cat owner, you should not only take good care of her or his diet, but also pay attention to the health condition, especially the digestion.
Cats are born with low thirst drive as their ancestors gain water from the prey, no need to drink water. Cat water fountain can entice your cat to drink more water to stay in good condition.
Lionpapa 3L cat water fountain is made of food-grade ABS plastic, so you can let your cat drink with confidence.
Please pay attention to the litter box. The digestion can reflect the health condition of your cat. (Confused about the terrible smell of litter box? Let Lutter Genie and Lionpapa generic Litter Genie refills to help you to seal the smell inside the pail.)
If your cat shows any problems, try your best to take care of her or him.