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Make sure your cat is actually eating its food

Friday, 19th October 2012

It may seem a no-brainer, but one animal expert has pointed out that owners should always keep a close eye on their cat's food to make sure it's actually consuming it.

Michelle Warfle, cat manager at American charity Best Friends Animal Society, made the comment while discussing the best ways to feed your pet.

"When it comes to feeding your cat, it is important that your cat eats. Feeding your cat the most expensive cat food or the highest grade food will not do your cat any good if he or she will not eat it," she said.

Ms Warfle added that cats can also have sensitivities to certain types of food such as chicken or fish, and as such owners must be aware of this and should consult a vet about what mix of wet and dry cat food to give them.

"If you decide to feed your cat a raw food diet or a home-cooked diet, you should consult with your veterinarian before beginning to ensure the diet will meet all of your cat’s nutritional needs," she stated, adding that a broad range of quality cat foods on the market mean there will certainly be something to suit your feline's palette.