Is it a good thing or a bad thing to feed cats table scraps? I guess it depends on who you ask and whether you are considering their health or their behavior. The most basic and complete answer is no, it’s not a good thing.
Canned foods also contain high amounts of water, which cats are meant to ingest with their meals. Most wild prey contains 75% water, making canned foods much more natural to the cat.
So how does this help you solve the debate between serving your kitty wet or dry cat food? We have to look a little deeper into the natural behaviors and dietary needs of the feline companions to answer that.
A cat’s body functions differently from a persons. A human liver is pretty efficient at processing fat. A cat’s, however, is not. When a cat stops eating, the body begins to send fat cells to the liver. Because the cat’s liver cannot process these fat cells a disease called hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) can result.
Catnip has a strong reputation for a plant. Considered the standard marijuana for cats, there is of course a natural controversy that stems from it use. So, what is catnip? After all, if we’re going to argue its use or disuse so vehemently, we should in fact understand it and its actual affect on kittens and cats before taking sides.
What’s in a name? When it comes to cat food, quite a bit. If a food is named specifically for it’s main ingredient, such as “Chicken Cat Food”, the named ingredient, chicken, must make up at least 70% of the total weight of the food.
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