Over the last few years, the medication techniques and health standards have improved significantly whether they are of simple health problems or chronic illnesses. A very popular term in this regard is the term of 'holistic medicine' from which most of us are well aware. Holistic is defined as the belief that a system must be changed as a whole rather than addressing the individual components that make it function. Similarly, holistic medicine is an approach to medical care that emphasizes the study of all aspects of one's health including physical, psychological, social and cultural factors.
Importance of Holistic Food for Cats
However, the term holistic food which may be new to some, is actually a pet food terminology, because for people we talk about holistic nutrition. Neither the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) nor the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have set a legal definition of it, so the pet food companies can use the word however they please. However, all the things must be natural-no additives and preservatives. All the ingredients must be of high quality and beneficial to the animal.
Cats, unlike dogs, are obligate carnivores. It means that they cannot survive without meat. They must have a meat in their diet. Cats require significantly large amounts of protein for healthy heart and a healthy reproductive system. They also require large amount of fats in their diet also. However, they require less carbohydrate and vegetable manner.
Food which can be good for cats
Fat trimmings, garlic/onions, coconut milk, grapes/resins, meat, raw fish etc. Raw eggs are not good for cats for they can harbor microorganisms like bacteria. So it’s better to feed them with completely cooked eggs. Some of the adult cats are lactose intolerant, which is a dissachride sugar of milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerant cats cannot fully metabolize milk, so they may vomit. But not all adult cats are like that. So if a cat is enjoying the milk, then it may be considered a healthier treat. However, fresh clean water is the only drink a cat over 8 eight weeks of age requires. If you choose your cat to drink milk, it is important still to provide her with clean water in addition to milk.
Feeding the cat healthy should be our ultimate aim. So in order to keep the diet healthy and balanced, we should be well aware of the needs of the pet's body, only then we would be able to keep it like that.