Maine Coon Treatment and Servicing

Maine Coon Treatment and Servicing


About Maine Coon Treatment and Servicing

Maine Coon Treatment and Servicing

Although they are drawn out haired felines, their specific coats oblige close to a weekly brushing. Maine Coon treatment and servicing is a major point to be understood. Nourishment may be forgotten, as they are typically not a breed that will take in by themselves to stoutness, yet they are weighty drinking water consumers and need to have a continual supply of completely clean, new water.


The power of our feline friends is often the subject of much debate, each with an opinion on the issue ......


While cooking  wet food or dry food (or a combination of two or three possibilities)?


Be aware that, like all cats, feeding a Maine Coon cat with heavy strong and long bones, must be perfectly balanced and quality to ensure proper growth and development as this is a concern for their treatment and servicing.


The energy input which depends on the ratio of the composition will depend on age, activity, and sex of the animal. Conceivably, the needs will not be the same for a kitten, a male living outside, a neutered cat "indoor" or a pregnant female. There also are not a food that can fit all the cats from a farm; each cat is a food suited to its characteristics .....




The cat is a strict carnivore (but diet should not consist only of meat!) That captures and eats its prey alone. Each of the latter covers only a small part of its needs. Thus, an "inside" cat tends to split its food intake, day and night on the way to eat an average of 10 to 20 times every 24 hours, depending on the races, when a dry food is left "free service". Certain breeds, including the Maine Coon, have a significant rate of ingestion that can have drawbacks: risk of regurgitation, occurrence of plaque and gingivitis. Some dry food suppliers take into account these characteristics and provide adapted croquettes (in this case, at waist level) to bring the cat to chew.


It will be important to encourage the feeding behavior of your pet, follow a few basic rules:


Keep the territory of litter eating regimen, maintain a strategic distance from "dishes" duplicates "water/croquettes" incline toward holders stoneware or stainless steel to plastic compartments and let them self-administration sustenances (simpler with dry nourishment ) while observing the aggregate sum expended every day (may have a sort of feline "Garfield" after ingestion of lasagna .....). The appetite being a prerequisite for the cat ingests good food offered to him, it is important to choose a suitable packaging to minimize the risk of appetite loss after opening the bag (still in If croquettes ....)



Power "house" always possible, requires a careful selection of raw materials, an accurate calculation of proportions for determining energy intake, careful conservation and, therefore, frequent and finally preparation and especially a proper vitamin and mineral supplementation. These factors are very important in Maine coon treatment and for their good servicing.

For "industrial" food nutritional values are usually mentioned on the packaging. Various formulas have been established to assess the energy needs of the cat (those following the training CETAC know something ....). It is considered that the maintenance energy requirement (BEE) is of the order of 60 kcal per kg body weight. However, this value is to be modulated according to the requirements of each animal. These are 60 Kcal at an annual rate 1.1 coefficient to 1.2 for an active animal, with access to the outside, and to underestimate by a factor 0.8 to 0.9 for a cat "calm" and 0.6 to 0.8 for a cat "very calm ", neutered or overweight.



Warning, this calculation should be based on the ideal weight or "healthy weight" (not forms!) Your companion. This, therefore, requires regular weighing and proceed steadily to palpation ribs and bony reliefs. These should be clearly palpable ... (without finger pressure on the cat!). For the pregnant cat, the average goal is 100 to 120 Kcal with an increase to be progressive and precocious, and enough to anticipate a strong future weight loss. For the period of lactation (peak production), this energy requirement will be about 150 to 200kcal. For the kitten, the "equated" were also performed (taking into account the weight of the kitten at time t and the estimated weight in adulthood; not easy for Maine Coon ....) that led to following results:

0-10 weeks: 250 Kcal / kg bodyweight

10 to 20 weeks: 130 Kcal / kg
20 to 30 weeks: 100kcal / kg

30 to 40 weeks: 80 Kcal / kg


In the event that for different reasons (excursion, out of stock, change for therapeutic reasons), you are taken to a dietary change, it must be dynamic (preferably 10 days, particularly when wet to dry) with a confirmation of the utilization of novel nourishment and water if passing a clammy sustenance to a dry nourishment. 


The "modern" they are dry sustenance (croquettes) or wet today are of shifting quality (not generally specifically identified with the expense!). Embracing quality (sort "Premium"), the recent now coordinate every one of the components fundamental for an adjusted eating regimen with admission of follow components (iron, copper, zinc, manganese, iodine, selenium, ..) , macronutrients (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, ...), vitamins (A, B, C, D, E, K), unsaturated fats, amino acids (counting taurine) the feline can not be integrated. Note that you can nourish a canine with feline items, the inverse can bring about genuine maladies, just "modern" feline sustenance is sustained with taurine. 



Monetarily, the wet items are more lavish than dry nourishment (from 20 to 200 €/year/dry feline and 70-700 €/year/wet Cat).

We can not discuss nourishment without specifying the most fundamental supplement forever: water. 


In spite of a notoriety for being a "little consumer", a feline can survive any longer without sustenance than without water. Be that as it may, it ought to be urged to drink, with incessant water trade to keep away from the danger of precipitation of gems and development. 


A feline is watered by nourishment a normal rate of 10-20 times for each 24 hours if the sustenance is self-administration. A feline living in calm climatic conditions in an every day prerequisite of around 40 to 60 ml of water for each kg of body weight. 


Lorsqu'un feline devours a "wet" nourishment containing a normal of 80% water it drinks little, if by any stretch of the imagination. For against, on account of a "dry" food, it will drink give or take proportionate to double the heaviness of devoured kibble. 



Our dear Coons will hence be a delight to drink "by walking" or even straight from the tap!