Customized Raw Feeding Meal Plan For Dogs & Cats
Puppies start to nibble solid foods at 3 - 4 weeks of age. Keep moistened Pro Plan available at all times. Allow your puppy to eat at will until fully weaned (6 - 8 weeks). After weaning, Pro Plan can be fed moistened or dry. For best results, develop a regular feeding schedule such as three small meals a day for younger puppies. You can gradually reduce to one feeding in the morning and one in the evening as your puppy ages. The routine should not vary. As puppies near adulthood, their calorie needs may drop, and your puppy may begin leaving some food in the bowl. Don't misinterpret this as an indication of dislike for the food. Instead, begin offering less so your puppy doesn't overeat and stays in ideal body condition.
Helping a cat adapt to his new eating plan requires patience. A cat accustomed to free feeding all day long may be confused or unhappy about structured mealtimes, especially when dinner is a small ration, or a strange food with an unexpected taste or texture. He may initially reject the new menu, stalking away from his dish in visible displeasure. If the cat leaves his food untouched or unfinished, remove it after 30 minutes, and try again at the next scheduled mealtime. An aromatic spoonful of beef or chicken broth poured over the new food will pique his appetite. Hunger will eventually prevail, prompting the cat to consume his diet meals.
I have been a cat owner my entire life. I began breeding Himalayans 35 years ago. Since that time I have changed my breed of cat to Egyptian Maus. I started feeding my cats Pro Plan wet food 15 years ago. My cats have always loved it. 7 years ago I found wet food that had higher protein levels that suited my active Maus better, so I switched over to that 50% of the time. I always thought your brand was unassailable until I did some research. I found out some of your meat products are not at all what I have been led to believe and the quality is not something a human being could eat without getting ill. Shame on all of you.Feeding stations can be homemade using a plastic storage box and a cat flap operated by your cat’s own microchip (e.g., SureFlap®). Commercial feeding stations are also available (e.g., MeowSpace®). Food can be freely available in the feeding station if recommended by your veterinarian, or a meal-feeding plan can be used. Another option is to use a timed feeder inside the feeding station.The type of feeding plan you choose will depend on many factors, such as the number of cats in your home, and the age and health status of your cats. Your veterinarian can help you decide which method is most appropriate.Feeding cats doesn’t have to be mysterious. By recognizing a few key concepts and attributes of cats we can create a very reasonable feeding plan for them.Feeding stations can be homemade using a plastic storage box and a cat flap operated by your cat’s own microchip (e.g., SureFlap®). Commercial feeding stations are also available (e.g., MeowSpace®). Food can be freely available in the feeding station if recommended by your veterinarian, or a meal-feeding plan can be used. Another option is to use a timed feeder inside the feeding station.Regardless of the feeding plan that is chosen, it is important to consult your veterinarian about the amount of calories your cat should consume each day. If a free choice or combination feeding plan is used in a multi-cat home, it is important that the volume of food offered should not exceed the total calorie requirements for all the cats each day.