Have you ever seen a cat and its owner munching away at a piece of dry cat food? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on one of the healthiest ways a cat can get the nutrients that she needs each day. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they must eat meat. And because cats are cold-blooded, their digestive systems are set up to move food from their stomach into their small intestine to digest it. This means that if you can keep your cat on dry food and off canned cat food, you’re doing more to maintain her health than you could imagine. Let’s take a look at what nutritionists know about how to best feed your cat, so she gets the most nutrition possible.
Now, you might think that it’s cruel to feed your cat only dry cat food and leave her chow down on canned food. After all, don’t we treat our dogs like this? Not only are canned food full of fat and chemical preservatives, but many dry brands containing artificial flavorings, unnecessary fillers, and other fillers that are unnecessary to improve the taste. And to think that it was only the manufacturer who went to all that trouble to fool us.
Fortunately, there are several alternatives available to maintain your cat’s health, even while she eats canned food. One of the most effective ways is to introduce her to cat food puzzles. Not only do they provide mental stimulation for your cat, but they stimulate her gastrointestinal system as well. Here’s why:
Nutritional Needs of Cats
Nutritionists know that cats have several nutritional needs. These include vitamin A, minerals such as iron, calcium, and protein, as well as the vitamins that keep your body healthy, such as riboflavin and folic acid. What they also know is that …Read More