A balanced diet is important for all living organisms, without it; the system can malfunction because of the deficiency of some nutrients and can cause diseases.Tonkinese cat belongs to cat family as we all know, what they are mostly known for is to eat flesh. There is certain amino acid need by Tonkinese cat that can only be found in meat protein, therefore, while searching the market for appropriate Tonkinese food, you have to consider the food in which meat is one of the top two ingredients and also avoid food which fillers are more than meat. You Tonk need meat protein, not fillers. Besides, they are a muscular cat although small to medium in size breed and can weigh 4kg, protein as a building block is essential for building muscles.
When you bring a Tonkinese to your dwelling, it will be difficult to give them food that is different from the type they eat at their previous home or from the breeders, if you want to change the food, you need to do it gradually and gradually means mixing the old food with the new one for like a week, with that the transition will be easy, changing the food abruptly can stop them from eating and can cause illness. They lack hunting instinct, if they find themselves outside they might find it difficult to fend for themselves because their might be no drive to hunt for prey. Therefore, you need to keep a tab on that or better still buy a timer feeder that will dispense food for them at an interval when you are away.
Water is essential for their well-being, make sure your Tonkinese pet stay hydrated. Either wet food or dry food makes sure they have the appropriate nutritional value. Wet food has more water content; that’s certain.Wet food contains at least 65%or more water content, they are easy to chew, will increase Tonk water intake, and the nutrient is 100 % balanced. Wet food should not be exposed to air for more than 30 to 60 minutes to prevent bacterial action which will decrease itsshelf life.
Dry food also called dry kibble is very common because it is convenient and the storage is easier compare to wet food. Its water content is less than 20% so it has a longer shelf life and makes it cheaper. It usually comes in large bags because it is easier to store and less risk of bacterial action. You should be mindful of the preservatives used for preserving the food, preservatives like BHT, BHA, Ethoxyquin and Propyl Gallate are known to be carcinogenic and harmful to the pet’s life. Natural preservatives like Vitamin C and Rosemary oil are not commonly used because they are costly and they do not give enough shell life, unlike the artificial chemicals.