Keep your cat or kitten happy, healthy and safe.Home What we do Care for Animals Cat Care NutritionWhat we doAdoptionsDogs and PuppiesCat and KittensPocket PetsBirdsLivestockExceptional OwnersVeterinary ServicesRSPCA Sydney Veterinary HospitalRSPCA Hunter Veterinary Hospital (Rutherford)RSPCA Tighes Hills Veterinary HospitalRSPCA Broken Hill Veterinary HospitalRescue and RehabilitateAnimal AmbulanceDrives For LivesBehaviourPet Rehabilitation ProgramLost and FoundI’ve lost my petI’ve found a petCare for AnimalsOwning a PetCostsVeterinary CareAdopting a New PetLocating a Lost PetPets and Rental PropertiesDisaster Management PlansEnrichmentThe Chain ExchangeDog CareDog Walking GuidelinesParvovirus in DogsBarkingDog Training Tips and VideosBathing and GroomingIdentificationVeterinary CareHousingBreedsEnrichmentNutritionPuppy CareCat CareKitten CareIdentificationVeterinary CareKeeping Wildlife Safe and Your Cat HappyHousingBreedsBathing and GroomingTrainingNutritionPocket PetsLivestockBirdsHousingIdentificationVeterinary CareNutritionBathing and GroomingTrainingPet HazardsToxic Plants for PetsChristmas SeasonFireworks and StormsHeat StressSnake Bites and PetsBushfires and House FiresDroughtsEducationPrimaryEarly Stage 1Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3SecondaryStage 4Stage 5Stage 6TertiarySchool Holiday ProgramCommunity GroupsAnimal AmbassadorsProfessional Development for TeachersFamily FunTrainingACM20117 Certificate II in Animal StudiesACMMIC401 Implant Microchip in Cats and DogsBasic Animal First AidACMGAS206 Provide Basic First Aid for AnimalsIntroducing Your Pet to a New BabyAnimal WelfareOur InspectoratePrevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1979)Working in CommunitiesCommunity Aged Care ProgramCommunity Domestic Violence ProgramCommunity Homelessness ProgramVolunteering for Community ProgramsOutreach Animal Assistance ProgramsHuman Services WorkshopsIndigenous Community Companion Animal Health Program (ICCAHP)Youth InitiativesHome Ever AfterCommunity Branches and ProgramsBushfire ResponseDisaster and AlertsHot weatherFireworks and StormsBushfires and House FiresDroughtsRSPCA Pet InsuranceHEA: Home Ever AfterCat CareKitten CareIdentificationVeterinary CareKeeping Wildlife Safe and Your Cat HappyHousingBreedsBathing and GroomingTrainingNutritionNutritionCats are carnivores, so they need high quantities of animal proteins and fats to survive. It is important to feed your cat a high-quality, premium commercial food that is appropriate for his life stage and health status. He will also enjoy:fresh, raw meatraw, meaty bonesChoose human-grade raw meat and raw meaty bones, as bone products, pet meat, pet mince and pet rolls can contain preservatives that can be detrimental to your cat’s health e.g., sulphite preservative-induced thiamine deficiency, which can be fatal.Many human foods cause illness, so avoid giving your cat:avocadochocolatecoffeecooked bonescooked manufactured meatgarlicgrapesmilknutsonionssausages and sausage meatLiver is rich in iron, but can become addictive. It can also cause disease as it contains high amounts of vitamin A. And although many cats love fish, do not feed them this exclusively, as this could induce dietary deficiencies unless supplemented with the correct fatty acids. Cats have unique dietary requirements for certain vitamins, fatty acids and also certain amino acids such as taurine, which can only be supplied by animal tissue i.e., meat. These requirements must be included to provide a balanced diet.Adult cats tend to graze, preferring to eat several smaller meals throughout the day and night. Food that takes a while to chew, such as raw chicken wings, is a good idea.Remember to ensure your cat always has an adequate supply of fresh, clean water.