Cats are predators.
They evolved eating a prey-based diet, and more importantly, eating that food raw. Cats in the wild often eat the entire animal if it is small, this includes the bones of prey, as raw bone is highly digestible and is their primary source of calcium ( never give cooked bone as this will cause an injury to the intestines and a huge Vet bill for you!)
Providing your cats with a diet that is modelled on what they would eat in the wild has many benefits, both for you and your cat:
Greatly reduced stool odour and volume
Healthy coat, less shedding, fewer hairballs
Weight loss, if overweight
Better dental health
Better urinary health
Cats are obligate carnivores, they must eat meat. There are no vegan cats. Their digestive systems are adapted specifically for a meat-based diet. A cat's digestive tract is short and acidic, and processes species-appropriate raw food highly efficiently in about 12 hours. This gives very little time for bacteria to proliferate, so cats are naturally resistant to food poisoning.
Cats have no requirement for carbohydrates and limited ability to digest them. A raw cat food diet is more digestible than a diet of plant-based foods. Because they evolved eating a diet with almost no carbohydrates, they have only one enzyme system capable of handling them. This is quite different from humans and dogs, both having multiple enzyme systems that digest carbohydrates.
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