As obligate carnivores, cats require nutrients (including arginine, taurine, arachidonic acid, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and niacin) found in meat sources.
What ingredients are in cat food?
Common cat food protein sources include meat, poultry, fish, and some plant ingredients such as corn gluten and soybean meal.
Do indoor cats need special food?
Typically, indoor and outdoor cats can eat the same diet, but the indoor cat might gain more weight because it’s not as active. That’s one of the main reasons why, if your cats are indoor pets, you might want to consider changing their food to an indoor cat formula.
What does cat feed on?
Cats are meat eaters, plain and simple. They have to have protein from meat for a strong heart, good vision, and a healthy reproductive system. Cooked beef, chicken, turkey, and small amounts of lean deli meats are a great way to give them that. Raw or spoiled meat could make your cat sick.
What is dry cat food made of?
Canned food contains between 70 and 80% moisture, since these are generally made from fresh meat products, while dry pet food contains no more than 10%. Additional ingredients used for dry foods include corn gluten feed, meat and bone meal, animal fats, and oils.
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