Did you know that cats are strict carnivores? They can not survive without eating meat in some form. All cats require taurine, an amino acid that is important for normal heart function, vision and reproduction. Since taurine is found only in animal-based protein, all cats need meat-based diets to meet their nutritional requirements. The best diet for cats is one high in protein and low in carbohydrates.
A quality cat food should include animal protein from such meats as turkey, chicken or beef, as well as fish and eggs. Feeding your cat a well-balanced diet assists in the healthy functioning and regeneration of body issues and helps keep their claws and fur healthy.
Obesity is also a growing issue and overweight cats are at risk for a multitude of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, breathing problems, renal disease, heart disease, and a life expectancy lessened by as much as 20%.
No matter what your cat’s dietary needs are, the team at All About Dogs and Cats is ready to help you find the purrr-fect solution for your cat’s feeding needs.