A Beginner's Guide to Cat Nutrition with Heathy Cookbook Diets (Paperback)
The goal of this book is to educate interested breeders, particularly beginners, on the nutritional needs of cats, especially feed and feeding management from young age to mature size, in order to ensure healthy, attractive cats on a regular basis throughout their lives. It also explains why a well-balanced diet is critical for cats' overall health and well-being. As a carnivore, they require meat in their diet. This book simplifies how and what to feed your cats by highlighting the nutritional requirements of cats and how cat nutrition has evolved over the course of its biological history. Genetics, gender, dietary energy concentration, environmental temperature, health status, feeding strategy and degree of competition for feed, variability of nutrient content and availability of ingredients, presence of molds, toxins, or anti-nutritional factors in the diet are the first critical components that influence a cat's nutrition. Finally, it focuses on the nutritional requirements of cats ranging in age from kittens to adults.