How do you know when to change your cat’s food?
It’s not always easy to find the right food for your cat, and what makes the problem even more complicated is that your cat’s dietary needs change. What was a good diet for your cat when he or she was a kitten is probably not appropriate for your senior cat. Apart from age, there are many other signs that you need to change your cat’s food. Learn about a couple of those signs by reading our last blog. Here are a few more signs from our veterinary clinic in North Bellmore that you need to switch your cat’s food:
#3. Weight Gain
Almost 60 percent of cats are overweight, and this excess weight can lead to many other issues, including diabetes and heart problems. If you have noticed that your cat is gaining weight, then it is time to reconsider the food that you buy them. Ask your veterinarian for some other options to help your cat drop a few pounds.
#4. Your Cat is Itchy
Food is a very common cause of allergies in cats, and if you find that your cat is itchy, you may want to think about switching to a low-allergen food. Your veterinarian will be able to recommend a good option that will work for your cat’s specific needs.
#5. Gastrointestinal Issues
If your cat has loose stools, chronic flatulence or a rumbly stomach, it could be due to a food intolerance. In many cases, this comes from feeding your cat a low quality food, and the answer lies in simply switching to something higher quality. However, it is always a good idea to consult your veterinarian.