Feeding Your Cat

Your furry friend can be moved on to adult cat food after 12 months. A good quality complete dry cat food such as Burgess Cat will ensure your cat gets all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they need to stay in tip-top condition.

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Nutrition for kittens – Helping little paws grow

Start to feed the mother on kitten food (we recommend Burgess Kitten), approximately four weeks before they are due to give birth to provide extra nutrients. Then, ontinue feeding kitten food whilst they are nursing and providing milk as it helps them provide nutrients the kittens need. From four weeks you can gradually introduce and encourage your kitten onto solid cat food, supplementing their mothers’ milk. Try very small amounts at first and soften any hard cat food with water and mash it up. There should always be plenty of fresh clean water available to drink.

What to look for in a complete kitten food:

  • Small nuggets to make eating and digestion easier
  • A high level of digestible proteins (around 32%) to assist growth and muscle development
  • Extra calcium for strong bones and teeth

Nutrition for adult cats – a complete dental health cat food

Your furry friend can be moved on to adult cat food after 12 months. A good quality complete dry cat food such as Burgess Cat will ensure your cat gets all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they need to stay in tip-top condition.

Protein is critical to your cat’s diet. Complete cat foods can have varying amounts of protein in them but ideally you should feed your cat with a food containing a protein level between 25% and 30%. Make sure the food you choose has a balanced blend of minerals and contains taurine, which is an essential amino acid to support a healthy heart.

Some cat foods have extra beneficial natural ingredients added for specific reasons. For example, natural antioxidants (such as tocopherol rich extracts of natural origin), to support the immune system. Our Burgess complete cat food also contains STAY-Clean™ a supplement which naturally breaks down plaque build-up, providing a complete dental health diet.

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Nutrition for Neutered cats – a complete food suitable from the age of neutering.

Did you know that neutered cats require an estimated 20% fewer calories than their non-neutered friends?

The needs of a neutered cat change straight after the procedure. Their metabolism reduces, causing your cat’s calorie requirement to drop significantly. Your cat is also more likely to stay closer to home which means they are more prone to weight gain.

Simply reducing your cat’s intake of their original food is not adequate as it may lead to your cat lacking in essential vitamins and minerals. This is where Burgess’s complete Neutered Cat food can be recommended, which is formulated to support all the needs of a neutered cat.

Neutered cats are also at a higher risk of urinary problems. A specialised food such as Burgess Neutered Cat helps to minimise the adverse effects of neutering.

What should I look for in a Neutered Cat food?

  • High in digestible protein to help maintain lean muscle mass
  • Weight management to help maintain a healthy body weight
  • Formulated to help support a healthy urinary system (neutered cats are more prone to urinary issues)
  • Includes fibre to help prevent hairballs which neutered cats are more prone to.
  • Yucca extract helps with stool formation and minimises odour in the litter tray
  • Dental defence technologies to help maintain healthy teeth and gums

Nutrition for mature cats aged 7+ – a complete dental health cat food

The needs of older cats can change. As your cat matures, they are more prone to put on weight as their metabolisms slow down and they need less energy. Keep an eye on their food intake and watch those treats!

What to look for in a complete cat food for mature cats:

  • Easily digestible, high quality protein - look for over 30%
  • Ingredients that help alleviate the signs of age such as stiff joints, coat quality and urinary tract health
  • Glucosamine which is excellent for helping joint mobility
  • Cranberry to help with urinary tract health infections
  • Taurine and methionine for all round health and to help coat conditioning

Never tried dry food before?

If your cat has not eaten dry cat food before, introduce it over a 7 day period and start by mixing with wet food and gradually feeding more dry food.

Currently feeding a different brand of dry food?

If your cat has eaten another dry cat food and is eating Burgess Cat for the first time, introduce the food by increasing the amount of Burgess Cat each day and reducing the other dry cat food over a period of 7 days.

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Have a question?

If you have a question, please email us or call us on 0800 413 969. Our dedicated consumer care team are available to answer any questions you may have. If you are concerned about the immediate health of your pet, please seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible.

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