Cats love to catch mice; they are natural hunters. However some of our domesticated cats are not so eager to go outdoors. The reason is they know that a meal is given to them on a daily basis.
Cats are natural hunters and enjoy the thrill of stalking their prey. It may not be that your pet is hungry; he or she will be following a natural instinct similar to the larger cats that live in the wild.
Some cat owners prefer to alert birds and mice out in the field by fitting a cat collar with an attached bell. However, a cat that is running and jumping about is less likely to be overweight.
Most cats that are natural hunters will bring home their prey as a present for their owner, a gift to say thank you for looking after them. Of course you might not enjoy looking at your gift but praise is required.
Remember to wear a pair of rubber gloves to remove your ‘gift’, dispose them carefully or your pet will think you are collecting his trophies and will bring you some more.
Cats should be out doors. Some cats do not hunt for food, but running and climbing trees is good exercise, and in the warmer weather seeing a cat sunbathing is a wonderful sight.
A young kitten tends to grow quickly, so essential amino acids are needed with a degree of good fats and plenty of vitamins to support his immune system are essential to complement his exercise.
Adult cats will also need a quality diet of the best ingredients with different proportions of vitamins and minerals, and portions sizes to be adjusted accordingly.
At Hills Pets we have our Science Plan pet food available for cats, and each of our products have guidelines on the portions size for your pet which are aimed at keeping your pet in good health.