Healthy cat treats
Healthy delicacies based on natural ingredients are a bit of pleasure that the cat will happily welcome in its diet. You can give your cat a delicious mousse as a delicious snack between meals or to improve the palatability of dry food. Want to teach your cat a few tricks? Stock up on a supply of delicacies that will motivate your cat to cooperate and reward them for their learning progress. Cat treats are perfect when you want to encourage your cat to play – you can hide them in a house or a special toy, thanks to which your purr will stimulate both his muscles and his mind. Cat snacks with a reduced fat content will work well even for cats with a tendency to gain weight. Remember, however, that cat treats are only an addition to a healthy and balanced diet. Be careful with the amount of treats you serve your cat during the day – too many snacks can exceed your cat’s energy requirements and lead to weight gain.
What role do cat treats play in a cat's daily routine?
Cat treats are not just an extra snack that you can give your purr between meals. Cat treats are a great motivation when you teach your pet something or a great reward for good behaviour. Cats love rewards and praise, so if you want to succeed in teaching tricks or simple commands, be sure to stock up on cat treats that will encourage your pet to cooperate. Treats can be a great way to smuggle intellectual effort into play. In specially adapted toys, you can hide treats that your cat will have to find and extract to finally nibble them. And that's still not all! You can also smuggle in additional ingredients such as taurine, cranberry or malt extract in your cat treats, which play an important role in your cat's diet. Taurine supports the health of the heart muscle; cranberries will take care of the sensitive urinary system and malt helps with eliminating hairballs from the stomach. These are just some of the examples of snacks with an enriched composition, which are not only a delicious treat, but also can have a positive effect on the health and well-being of your little cat.
How much to feed a day?
Remember that cat treats are only an addition to your cat’s healthy and balanced diet. Even if you choose healthy treats with a simple and natural composition, remember to treat them a bit like human sweets or salty snacks. Each treat adds extra calories to your cat’s diet. For a physically active young cat, these extra calories may not be as important. While having fun, climbing a scratching post or raving in the garden, your little friend will quickly burn up the excess calories consumed. Older or lazier pets may not have the opportunity to use up their excess energy, which can result in weight gain, overweight, and in extreme cases, even obesity. Cat treats should never exceed 10% of your cat’s daily energy requirements.