What kind of food should I give my Maine Coon cat?
So in the interest of keeping your Maine Coon in a healthy weight range, give it mostly wet food and just a small portion of dry food each day. If you’d like to know what I recommend then it’s this Rach ael Ray Nutrish – there’s not much better you can give your cat than this!
What foods should you not feed a Maine Coon?
If you feed your cat raw meat or fish, it could contain extremely dangerous bacteria such as E-coli, salmonella, and listeria, or parasites such as Sarcocystis and Toxoplasma gondii. If your Maine Coon is elderly, or not fit and healthy for any reason, contaminated raw food could have a devastating effect.
Is it OK to give a Maine Coon raw egg?
Don’t give your Maine Coon raw egg. They can contain harmful bacteria such as salmonella. Also, raw egg whites contain a high level of a vitamin called avidin which can bind to vitamin B7 preventing it from being absorbed by your cat. Over time, this could leave your cat deficient in B7 which it needs for a healthy coat and claws.
What kind of health problems does a Maine Coon have?
Hip Dysplasia. Hip dysplasia, which is another of the common Maine Coon cat health problems, is a genetic defect where the hip joint develops abnormally. This occurs when the hip joint does not fit well into the hip socket. Eventually, the hip joint becomes damaged because of the constant knocking of the femur head against the socket.
When to put a Maine Coon cat on kitten food?
Because Maine Coon Cats reach maturity later than other breeds, you may want to keep your cat on kitten food longer. Most cats make the switch around 4 to 5 months, but some vets suggest keeping Maine Coons on kitten food up until 9 months. Discuss this with your vet. Senior cats also have different needs.
Is it safe to give a Maine Coon raw food?
If your Maine Coon is elderly, or not fit and healthy for any reason, contaminated raw food could have a devastating effect. Yes, wild and feral cats eat raw meat but they generally have much shorter lifespans. Before going down the raw food diet route do your research thoroughly. I would rather be safe than sorry and stick to cooked products.
What foods are bad for a Maine Coon cat?
Onions and garlic contain thiosulphate which can be toxic to Maine Coons. Cooking does not destroy the toxin. It is rare for cats to eat enough onion and garlic to cause real problems but exposure to concentrated forms of onion, garlic, onion soup mix, garlic powder, and some baby foods could put cats at risk.
What kind of food does a Maine Coon eat?
If your Maine Coon is overweight it could well be down to the amount of dry food it eats. As a comparison, this 3.5-ounce portion of dry food below contains more calories than four 3.5 ounce pouches of wet food. This is a 3.5 ounce portion of dry food in 4.5 inch wide, 1 inch deep bowl.