Monthly Archives: June 2018
By the type of their food, cats are true predators. In nature, they prefer different prey (mouse-like rodents, frogs, and even some insects). At the same time, they eat their prey whole. This concept of nutrition is incorporated into the cat food system, called the Prey model (Prey model raw, PMR), where cats are fed either whole carcasses of animals and birds, or a ratio of meat ingredients close to the “ideal prey”is used. For example, a diet containing 80-87% parts of the carcass with the heart, skin, tendons and fat, 5-10% – bones, 3-5% – liver, 5% – other offal. the prey model is used to create frozen and chilled animal diets.
The “whole prey” principle is taken into account by some dry feed producers (for example, the Whole Prey ratio is used when creating Acana Regionals 25 feeds). Continue reading
The owners of urban animals of today almost without exception are feeding their Pets prepared food. Today, their choice in retail and online stores is enormous. The number of feed items is already difficult to calculate. Despite this, the range of dog food is growing every year.
In Russia, they traditionally like to keep cats and dogs. A survey by the all-Russian center for public opinion research (VTSIOM) showed that 60% of Russians have one of these animals at home. At the same time, 42% of owners received them as a gift, and 39%— picked up on the street. The vast majority of citizens (from 80 to 93%) believe that the presence of a living being in the family has a positive effect on the emotional and physical health of the owners, makes children happy and sociable, instilling a sense of responsibility. Continue reading