General principles of cat nutrition

Like any other members of the feline family, Bombay kittens are obligate predators. In nature, cats feed mainly on small rodents, birds and lizards.

IMPORTANT!!! The digestive system of cats is not adapted to digest carbohydrates! Amylase and other pancreatic enzymes are not produced in cats. It is programmed by nature that a cat gets half-digested carbohydrates by eating the stomach of its victim. This should be taken into account when formulating the diet.

Adult cats should be fed 2-3 times a day, kittens 3-5 times a day. The number of meals may vary depending on the pet's temperament, health and many other factors. In addition, remember that regardless of the number of meals, the amount of food should not change (usually based on the weight of the pet). Do not overfeed your pets!

At the moment there are several approaches to feeding cats, among which there are two main ones: feeding industrial food (dry or wet, or together) and feeding natural food. Regardless of which type of feeding you prefer, keep the following in mind:

  • After a Bombay kitten moves to a new home, do not change his diet immediately; during the adaptation period, you should feed him exactly as he was fed in the breeder's home as well.

  • Any transfer of kittens from one diet to another should be smooth, even if you change the brand of industrial food or add a new ingredient in natural feeding.

  • Kitten should always have clean water available, it is an axiom. This point is especially important when feeding dry food. Do not use tap water, preferably bottled or well-filtered water.

How can you tell if your kitten is eating well? Very simple:

  • The kitten is curious, playful and active,

  • you can clearly see the Bombay kitten's muscle definition when he is playing or running (better to look in the sun or in a well-lit room),

  • kitten's fur is shiny and soft,

  • the kitten goes to the toilet regularly, it is not difficult or bothersome for her.

Remember, the choice of diet determines the health and well-being of your kitten, so you should take this issue seriously, study the information, opinions of experts, consult with your breeder. In extreme cases you can consult a professional veterinary nutritionist.
Pet Health: Nutrition and Care