Cats' discerning approach to food helps regulate nutrient intake

12/19/2012 | Discovery

House cats offered a variety of dry and wet foods ate just enough of each type of food to maintain a daily diet of 52% protein, 36% fat and 12% carbohydrates, which is close to what feral cats eat, according to a new study. "This research has important implications for owners as it shows that cats are able to select and combine wet and dry foods to achieve their target intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate," said researcher Adrian Hewson-Hughes.

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