As a sphynx new owner, you need to know the fact that sphynx need a lot of care. They want to be near you and wish to be loved . If you can learn better caring for a sphynx kitten. Your sphynx kitten will loves you and it will love you even more, if you can provide it with care and attention it is looking for. There are certain nutrition related requirements that these pets have in them. You need to explore them and take the right steps in direction of offering health and nutrition to your sphynx.
I feed home cooked meal to my cats and kittens. why because I don’t want to feed my cats food that contain dry coloring ,meat by product , yellow ground corn ,rice flour , potato starch.
Let’s start with meat byproduct.
What is meat byproduct actually means:
Meat byproducts or meat meal. Both are euphemisms for the parts of animals that wouldn’t be considered meat by any smart consumer. The well-known phrase “meat byproducts” is a misnomer since these byproducts contain little, if any, meat. These are the parts of the animal left over after the meat has been stripped away from the bone. “Chicken by-products include head, feet, entrails, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, liver, stomach, bones, blood, intestines, and any other part of the carcass not fit for human consumption,” writes Henry Pasternak in Healing Animals with Nature’s Cures.Now that we know pet food manufacturers will go to any length to fill their foods with the cheapest sources of protein they can find, you probably won’t be surprised to find out that the other ingredients in pet foods aren’t much better. Cheap grain fillers, cellulose to bulk up the food, preservatives and poorly monitored vitamin and mineral supplements round out the recipe. In Healing Pets with Nature’s Miracle Cures, Henry Pasternak writes, “Remember, pet foods are primarily processed, grain-based diets. These foods are ‘fortified’ with synthetic B vitamins, which can cause a subclinical B vitamin deficiency.” Martin mentions in Food Pets Die For that one bag of dog food was overloaded with so much zinc that she had to take her dog to the vet because he became ill. She took the bag of food to an independent lab to verify that the zinc content of the food was 20 times the recommended daily allowance
Preservatives in dog and cat foods keep the foods seemingly fresh for long periods of time: “Unfortunately, harmful chemical preservatives and other artificial additives are the norm in most pet foods. Some are intentionally added by the manufacturer, while others come from the herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides used by farmers to boost crop yields,” Pasternak writes. While some pet food companies have decided to use less harmful preservatives and natural preservatives, most pet food companies don’t find these ingredients to be cost effective.
So now you ask your self what should I feed my sphynx :
You should feed balance cooked food
I feed my cats all home cooked meals
Here is the recipe for all my customers
I use the following ingredients – in amounts listed – per
3 pounds of poultry thigh meat/bones/skin
2.25 lbs of whole carcass ground rabbit + 0.75 lbs of boneless chicken or turkey meat/skin/fat
1 cup water (or, preferably, more if your cat will eat it with more water)
2 eggs – use the yolk raw but lightly cook the white
5000 – 10,000 mg fish oil (5-10 capsules of the average 1,000 mg capsule) – I use 10 capsules for my cats. Fish oil is a good source of essential fatty acids – note that this is increased from the original amount of 2,000 mg – if your cat does not like fish, it is ok to use only 2,000 mg. Do NOT use cod liver oil
400 IU (268 mg) Vitamin E (powdered E in capsules is the easiest to use)
50 mg Vitamin B-complex (capsules or tablets)
2,000 mg taurine (use powdered – either in capsules or loose
2 table spoon of plain pumpkin
1 tsp Morton Lite salt with iodine when using chicken but not when using rabbit (contains potassium and sodium – make sure that it contains iodine
For people living outside of the United States who cannot source Morton Lite Salt with iodine, use 1 tsp of regular salt (sodium chloride) with iodine.
Liver – If using ground rabbit (which includes liver) from wholefoods4pets.com, do not add additional liver. If using chicken legs, thighs or a whole chicken carcass minus the organs, add 4 ounces of chicken livers per 3 lb of meat/bones/skin.
Also I give f3 bioprepration
I give 2 capsule of f3 biopreparation for each 3 pound of meat
Bioprepration phone number :
If you don’t have grinder or not willing to buy one just add for every 3 lb boneless meat 2 1/3 tablespoons of bone meal ( the brand I use is Now
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