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New Study Confirms Cats Pick a Healthy Diet If Right Food Is Available


Science & Tech  (tags: cats, research )

Bryan
- 619 days ago - examiner.com
All cats selected foods that contained a dietary macronutrient intake target of approximately 52 percent of their daily calorie intake from protein, 36 percent from fat and 12 percent from carbohydrate.



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Teresa W. (681)
Monday December 17, 2012, 5:36 am
I'm not surprised. However, from people who have cats I've heard that some commercial cat food contains addictive substances and, once a cat has got accustomed to e.g. Whiskas, it will keep demanding it.
 

Bob P. (426)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:23 am
thanks
 

Roseann D. (178)
Monday December 17, 2012, 2:21 pm
Why feed carbs at all since cats lack the amino acid to process them at all. They add it to food artificially to be able for them to digest and process it. The ingredients are aspergillus niger and aspergillus orzae (spelling on the second one, I am unsure).

I've fed raw for over a decade and my cats are sleek and healthy with great teeth and healthy gums. True, they turn their nose up at canned and kibble.
 

Freya H. (304)
Monday December 17, 2012, 7:21 pm
Goes to show just how smart cats really are!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:18 pm
noted, thanks !
 

iveta cer (68)
Monday December 17, 2012, 8:36 pm
My cat is on special food " Urinary So " . He can't eat different food otherwise he can die :( . Anything else can blocked him .
 

Nancy Anderson (20)
Monday December 17, 2012, 9:29 pm
Thanks and noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 12:32 am
Sorry Bryan but the video wouldn't play for me. But from my experience cats just don't gobble down anything. They know when to eat and when to fast. My cat had a stomache upset and wouldn't touch anything until she felt better, and wouldn't eat what made her sick in the first place.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:45 am
Interesting - Thanks for sharing
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 3:07 am
noted
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:01 am
I've heard the same thing about Whiskas as noted by Teresa W.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 12:35 pm
noted & read
 

monka blanke (74)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 12:53 pm
don't buy Whiskas, it's addictive, medium quality, better buy HILL'S SCIENCE PLAN, that's one of the best on the market.
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:21 pm
Thanks for posting and for all your suggestions on food
 

marie Taylor clarke (166)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 5:18 pm
Noted I am told stay away from cat food containing animal derivitives
 

Vicky P. (463)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 6:55 pm
great, my cat likes healthy stuff too :)
 

Lydia w. (172)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 9:30 pm
Blue Buffalo for mine . I would very much like to try the raw diet for my kitties or at least know what to give
safely .
 

june t. (65)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 10:32 pm
I've always found cats to be quite discerning when it comes to their food anyway.
 

Debra B. (24)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 9:24 am
Im not surprised, cats are intelligent
 

Anne K. (128)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 6:56 pm
Thanks Bryan. Interesting.
 

Anne K. (128)
Wednesday December 19, 2012, 7:37 pm
Monke Blanke - Whiskas is poor quality. And if you read the ingredients in Science Diet, it is not much better.

 

janet f. (29)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 5:07 am
I don't know about that. I have a cat that will chew your fingers off to get at the potato chips.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 5:38 am
Almost every cat I had is so finicky and picky I was lucky just to get them to eat.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 7:21 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Tanya W. (46)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:00 am
Noted thanks. That makes them smarter than most humans!!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:22 pm
Interesting, thanks for posting
 
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