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Title: A Survey on Feeding Practices and Health Status of Cats in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Authors: Akter, Saima
Keywords: General information, Feeding practice, Health status, Cat.
Issue Date: Sep-2022
Publisher: Chattogram Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
Abstract: The present study was accomplished at Teaching and Training Pet Hospital and Research Centre, Dhaka, from 17th February 2022 to 16th March 2022. The study aimed to know the general information about owners and their cats, common feeding practices, and the health status of cats. In this study, about 62 cats were induced. The data were collected from the owners through a conducted questionnaire. The data demonstrated that most of the owners (41.94%) were students. Persian (53.23%) and Local breed (32.26%) cats were preferable to owners. Homemade feed (48.39%) was the first choice of owners to feed their cats. Lara (11.29%) and Whiskas (17.74) were more popular as cat feed among owners and owners choose a dry type of diet as a commercial feed. Among individual nutrition sources, fish (61.29%) and boiled chicken (85.48%) is preferred as protein sources, rice (62.9%) as carbohydrate sources, and vegetables are also present in the diet. Most of the cats were vaccinated (66.13%) and dewormed (59.68%). It is concluded that keeping pets becoming more popular day by day. So pet feeding marketing system needs to be convenient for pet owners.
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