Feeding your cat the right food.
Cats are meat eaters, designed to thrive on a wide
variety of small prey animals, eaten fresh and whole. Their natural diet is high in water and protein, with a
moderate amount of fat, and a very low percentage of carbohydrate.
A diet of dry food is high in
carbohydrate, between 35 and 50 percent. Dry food contains almost no water and even though dry cat food is
convenient to feed, and relatively inexpensive it's the opposite of the natural diet of
The facts are, cats have no dietary need for any carbohydrate.
Cats need to get water from
their food they are adapted to obtain most of their water from their prey, which contains more than 75
Cats who eat dry food consume only half the water they need, compared to those that
eat wet food, and live in a state of chronic dehydration.