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Amateurs and masters alike quiver in their aprons at the thought of the ultimate judge - your cat. There will be no mercy, only raw judgement as you are forced to look into those large eyes and come face-to-face with your own fearful reflection. Soon the time will come, will you hear the yowl of disappointment, or the nom nom nom of a kitty enjoying a delicious treat?
Whether you are with or without approval and guarantee of a furry foot warmer tonight, this cat food challenge will come with some much needed assistance.
Feline Nutrition Basics
Taurine, an essential amino acid for cats, is found in animal protein. Grains and veggies won't cut it this time. Only meat will be able to tame your little lion.
Fats and oils contribute to your kitty's energy, such as omega-3 fatty acids. These are also important for skin and coat health.
Minerals, Vitamins, and Water. Here are 10 vitamins and minerals your cat needs. Consult your vet about your cat's diet before adding or altering these nutrients.
While not essential, carbohydrates can provide extra energy, but grains break down into sugar, which is harmful to a cat's body. Cats have no dietary requirement for carbs, so this should be cut down as much as possible.
Do NOT Feed:
Tuna, Grapes, Onions, Garlic, Chives, Milk, Chocolate, Liver, Alcohol, Caffeine, Dog Food
Cat Food Recipes
Tuna Patties & Rabbit Stew
Nutritious Chicken Diet
Buzzfeed's 3-Ingredient Gourmet Cat Food
Rejoice! Everyone's favorite judge is on the scene! With you through thick and thin, bagged or canned, or occasional dinner scraps, your dog may not have one judgmental bone in their body. Even if sometimes it might not be their favorite, you'd never know, because there's plenty of sloppy kisses to go around.
Don't end up in the doghouse for a poorly planned bake off. Tail wags will be deducted for skipping over necessary nutrition, so sit, stay, and research before fetching your ingredients.
Protein Protein Protein! Animal-based meats, fish, and cooked eggs are all great ways to obtain protein.
Fats and carbohydrates. While carbs do provide energy, fats are a higher conentrated energy source. Fermentable fibers are also important for digestion.
Minerals, Vitamins, and Water. Small amounts of vitamins are necessary, but any imbalance of too much or too little can affect your dog's health. Important vitamins and minerals for dogs.
Remember to adjust portions based on your dog's size and energy level. An active retriever will have different needs compared to a pampered pomeranian. Age, environment, and temperature should also be factored in to a dog's diet.
Do NOT Feed:
Onions, Garlic, Chives, Grapes, Citrus, Avocado, Chocolate, Coconut, Nuts, Milk, Alcohol, Cat Food
Dog Food Recipes
DIY Homemade Dog Food
Healthy Dog Food From Dr. Marty Goldstein