Feeding your cat prescription cat food
6th March 2019
If your cat is on a prescription diet, then it’s likely that they have a fairly serious medical condition, so it’s paramount that they eat their food in order to maintain good health. Here are some top tips to help manage your cat’s prescription diet.
Changing to prescription food
If you are changing your cat’s diet from an ordinary food to a prescription diet, you should change their food gradually to prevent your cat getting an upset stomach. Gradually reduce the amount of normal food you feed them and increase the prescription food over time until the switch is complete.
Keep their food separate
In multi-cat homes, food stealing can be an issue. If another pet steals your poorly cat’s prescription food, it could affect their condition, not to mention making the healthy cat feel unwell. To ensure the right cat consumes the prescription food, give each of your cats a SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder. The Microchip Pet Feeder will only open for registered pet’s microchip or RFID collar tag, preventing all other pets from accessing the food.
Monitor food intake
For some cats, eating the right amount of prescription food will help to manage their condition properly. The SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect can make serving the right portion amount much easier. It has integrated scales which let you accurately weigh each portion and LEDs guide you when filling the bowl to ensure the portion is measured within one gram of accuracy.
The Microchip Pet Feeder Connect links to the Sure Petcare app and tracks how often your cat feeds and how much they eat at each visit. This can help you to keep track of your cats feeding habits to see if their prescription food is helping to manage their condition. Over time, you can begin to learn your cat’s normal pattern of feeding behaviour to help you notice changes, which could be a sign that they are still unwell or have developed a new condition.