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Cats can be quite finicky when it comes to food but at the same time you need to choose your cat supplies in such a way that she gets maximum nutrition out of it and loves it too.

The universal truth is that cats love fish and meat. More than their love for fish and met, these small carnivores need to eat animal tissues so that they can get enough nutrition to maintain their health on a long-term basis. Meat and fish will provide your cat with a high amount of amino acid, which are also known as the "building blocks" and will help in preventing several diseases. Hence, when you go out to buy cat supplies, you need to get some raw meat or fish as well.

On the other hand, Kittens less than a year old, need different type of nutrition. Their food has to be specially designed to boost their immune systems and provide them with an increased quantity of necessary proteins that will help build their muscles and strengthen their bones.

There are many people who offer their cat – dog food but this is not really recommended even though cats like dog food. If you have a cat at home then you need to get cat supplies and cat specific food only. What you need to understand is that cats have a different body and digestion system as compared to dogs and hence they will not get the right kind of nutrition from dog food. This basically means that cat can only survive on cat food and cat supplies.

When you are buying cat supplies and especially if it is canned food then you need to ensure that it is not past the expiry date. You need to buy cat food that has high quantity of nutrients to help in the overall growth of your cat. Some of the nutrients include proteins, minerals, fats, and vitamins. One more thing that you need to remember is that excess of nutrients is also bad for your cat. If you provide her with extra amount of minerals or vitamin supplements then it can be potentially harmful.

One of the great things about cats is that they are extremely efficient eaters. Your cat will only eat as mush as is required for them to satisfy their need for energy. As a result, your cat will have frequent meals but in small quantities. The fact of the matter is that cats never overeat unlike dogs. But then again, you need to be careful because in spite of the fact that your cat can naturally regulate her food intake, she can also indulge. In the recent past it has been seen according to different studies that obesity is fast becoming a common feline nutritional problem.

Last but not the least, one of the most important cat supplies is water. Cats need to drink a lot of water as it helps them to ingest their food and at the same time protects them from chronic dehydration caused by dry food in their stomach.

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