Deciding whether to neuter a cat can be difficult, as it can be stressful for both the animal and its owner. However, if your cat is not free and does not belong to breeding animals, it is better to neuter her. Unmet reproductive needs pose a risk to the health of the animal. But even after the operation, you need to follow some rules so that the cat remains healthy and active. In particular, this applies to the characteristics of feeding.
It is necessary
- - pure water
- - natural or industrial products suitable for sterilized animals
Remember that a spayed animal requires less food as it begins to lead a less active lifestyle. Food may remain her only entertainment - try not to allow it. Play with the cat, communicate with her.
Make sure your pet has enough minerals in its diet. But foods containing phosphorus and magnesium are best avoided, since they can lead to the development of urolithiasis.
Caring owners often think they are doing a good deed, making sure that the cat has food in the bowl all the time. But this can be a disservice to a sterilized animal: with such a diet, it will inevitably gain excess weight. But clean fresh water, on the contrary, should always be in a cat's bowl.
Specific feeding recommendations depend on whether you are feeding your cat natural food or industrial food. If the cat eats homemade food, after sterilization it can eat meat (beef and poultry), milk porridge, vegetables, dairy products. A useful and pleasant addition to the diet for the cat will be by-products (chicken and beef hearts, it is better not to give to cats, because of the high content of magnesium and phosphorus in it.
If you are feeding your pet industrial food, it is better to pay attention to the premium or superpremium class food after surgery. The packaging should usually indicate whether the food is suitable for the spayed animal. Some manufacturers produce special series of food for these cats.
Do not play it safe and start feeding your cat diet food for the treatment of urolithiasis if she has no signs of illness. A healthy cat, even if it is sterilized, will not benefit from dietary food.
Monitor the weight of the animal. After the operation, the cat will in any case slightly recover, because of this, you should not sound the alarm, but do not allow signs of obesity. To determine if your cat is overweight, run your hand over the back and thighs: at normal weight, the bones should be felt to the touch.