What You Need to Know About Feeding Your Cat

Cats are carnivores. That’s the most important thing to keep in mind when considering what to feed yours.

“Cats areā€¦ different from us and from dogs,” says Louise Murray, DVM, vice president of the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York. “When it comes to nutrition, they are very inflexible, and owners must realize that.”

Compared to what their owners should be eating, cats need to eat a lot of meat for protein and for fat.

“If we ate like cats, we’d have heart disease by age 20,” Murray says. “They are not at all the same as humans and they are not little dogs.”

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