Cats are obligate carnivores, and as such, require meat proteins as their main source of nutrition. The best, most nutritionally complete and biologically appropriate diet is an organic human grade fresh raw food diet, a commercially prepared raw food diet, or a dehydrated raw food diet according to Dr. Many pet parents might have difficulty offering a raw diet or in some cases, the pet may not eat it, so Dr. Becker recommends a canned food diet as the next best option. However, not all budgets or lifestyles can accommodate these types of diets, so many pet parents opt for a dry food diet. Within dry food choices, there are better and lesser quality options. Pet parents should feed their cats the highest quality food raw, wet, or dry that their budget will allow. Pet food labels follow the same basic rules as human food labels, meaning that the list of ingredients descends from the largest to the smallest amount.
We know there are differences across age, and certainly probably differences between a Chihuahua and a Great Dane. The way I look at this is sort of like the food pyramid. Search for.
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Originally published on March 4 on mercola. Welcome to Cat Week, an entire week devoted to all things feline! Many of my Healthy Pets visitors have asked for more cat-centric videos and articles, so I decided to do a full week of interviews on a variety of feline-specific topics. I have a very special first guest for the week whose name will be familiar to veterinarians who are watching or reading here. In addition to UGA, Dr. He was also in private practice for a few years and taught at Cornell University. At UGA, Dr. Bartges is Professor of Internal Medicine and Nutrition. Bartges also does a lot of writing, including both scientific publications and review articles.