Cat Nutrition

Cat Nutrition

Your family cat is a carnivore, a meat-eating member of the order Carnivora, family Felidae. All members of the cat family (lion, bobcat, tiger, lynx, snow leopard, ocelot, etc.) are meat-dependent hypercarnivores.

The cat veterinarians and the cat veterinary technicians of Paris Hill are in agreement that the ideal diet for your cat is one that is high in animal meat protein and fat but low in carbohydrate. There are many canned cat foods that easily meet these criteria.

    This lists most of the canned cat foods that are available in animal hospitals, pet stores, and supermarkets. Choose varieties of canned foods that are 7% or less in carbohydrates. Some of these canned cat foods are stocked at Paris Hill for your convenience.

    High Protein Canned Cat Foods

    Because dry cat food is sometimes preferred, and perhaps more convenient for your family cat, we have identified three high protein/low carbohydrate dry cat foods for you to consider. These low-carb cat foods (Evo, Instinct, and Core brands) are on display in the waiting room at Paris Hill for your viewing.

    Here is a valuable link to some common sense information on how best to feed your cat:

    Info on how to transition your cat from dry to canned food:

    To determine the % of carbohydrates in the cat food that you are presently using, click on to the link below and fill in the information on the label of the bag or can:

    (FYI: a 10 pound indoor cat should be fed approximately 200 calories per day, a 15 pound cat can absorb 275 calories per day without gaining weight.)

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      The Paris Hill Experience

      If your cat needs a vet, if you are looking for a cat veterinarian in the Utica and New Hartford, NY area, or an animal hospital in the Mohawk Valley that specializes in cats, you are in the right place. We are a full-service veterinary hospital dedicated solely to the care of cats and kittens. Our well-equipped and stress-free facility is staffed by a friendly and passionate team of veterinary professionals. We are a Central New York regional resource for feline health. Our goal is to provide you with appropriate, affordable, and effective care for your family cat.

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