Food & Nutrition

All kittens from Blue Eyes Cattery are given the best possible start in life by being fed a holistic all-natural diet. I have done extensive research in feline nutrition, and as a result all of our cats are fed a strictly grain free diet. The brands we use closely replicate the ideal biologically appropriate feline diet.

Blue Eyes Cattery feeds only food that is:

  • Biologically Appropriate
  • Grain Free
  • All Natural
  • No Fillers
  • By-Product Free

Before cats were domesticated, they survived on a diet high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Meat was consumed raw in their “ideal diet”. Their water intake came from the hydration found in raw meat. Although many owners today find it difficult and expensive to replicate this ideal diet, there are new cat foods on the market that closely match the nutritional quality of a raw food diet. Look for a GRAIN FREE food with over 50 percent protein. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants should come from natural sources, not synthetic ones.

I leave dry food out for the cats 24/7 so they are free to eat smaller meals at more frequent intervals throughout the day. Having dry food available at all times discourages the over-eating that occurs when cats are fed on a schedule. Allowing our cats to eat small, frequent meals also ensures that they have better metabolism, sugar/glucose levels, and a more consistent level of energy throughout the day.

Our pregnant/nursing queens are fed both wet food and dry food. Our studs are fed dry food only. We recommend kittens be fed both wet and dry food until at least 8-10 months of age.

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Beware of cat foods, including so-called "premium" brands, that use cheap fillers. Most popular brands contain low quality grains, which are carbohydrates cats were never meant to consume. These ingredients are not healthy for your cat, but many manufacturers include them in their foods because they serve as inexpensive filler. Consuming grain creates a less healthy cat. FavoriteBlackBkgrdCrop