A hunting cat in the wild is obviously looking for food. Cats also have an important role to play in keeping their prey species healthy and in check. Predators in the wild are absolutely essential in keeping the environment healthy.
The problems with a hunting cat arise in man made environments, where we have destroyed the natural habitat to make our own, where we have upset the delicate balance of nature. It is understandable that people do not want what little remains of their local fauna to be killed, especially by their apparently well fed cat.
Many people feel that cats will kill local predators given a chance. This is not necessarily the case. Yes, they do have a predatory instinct, but cats are also not inclined to strenuous activity unless they have to.
Leaping up into the air after a butterfly or trying to catch a fly trapped at a window can give them all the activity they require, as long as they are healthy. However, a cat who is not healthy, or who lacks complete nutrition, will go hunting in order to address this shortfall.
Practically all commercial cat food is poor in quality ingredients, deficient in nutrients and high in toxic chemicals. This means that although this may not be immediately apparent to you, their body struggles to stay on top of their health.
Animals are infinitely wiser than humans. Animals are still connected to their source. Animals still rely heavily on their instincts. Animals listen to their own body, rather than the ‘experts’. And cats are very sensitive. They alone are responsible for their survival, as they hunt alone.
When a cat feels they are deficient in nutrition, as most on a common commercial cat food diet are, they will go looking to address this, given the chance. Consuming a wild prey will do this for them.
This means you can virtually stop your cats hunting. All you have to do is to feed them a quality, natural diet, one that is full of natural nutrients and has no toxicity. You won’t find this in a can or a packet.
Just as health conscious humans prepare their own family meals, rather than relying on fast food, packet food, or ready made meals, so it is best to prepare your cats food. Once you are familiar with what they need, it is easy and quick to do.
You can prepare a week’s food in advance and freeze most of them. This all takes little more time than opening a packet or can. And the health value to your cat can be enormous. This means that the whole process is also a lot kinder to your wallet.
By understanding the reasons behind a hunting cat, you can address the problem. This is not only good for the local fauna, it is also beneficial to the health of your cat, and so on your wallet.
People often despair when they hit a problem. But once you understand the problem that created it in the first place, everyone can benefit. Problems arise because we are doing something out of natural balance. By understanding them, they lead us to the answer, to the necessary changes that will bring this about.
Learn about a healthy, nutritious diet for your cat that is easy and quick to prepare.