by Mr. T in DC
Feline Diabetes: The Ugly Truth About Diet And Diabetes In Cats
If you’re like most cat owners, the thought of any connection between feline diabetes and dry cat food never crosses your mind. But it should. The ugly truth is that a steady diet of dry cat food often leads to major health problems like feline obesity and diabetes in cats. Here’s what you need to know if you think your kitty is doing just “fine” on dry food.
Cats Are Obligate Carnivores
What is an obligate carnivore? Simply put, it’s an animal who needs to get her protein from meat, not grains. Proteins are made up of amino acids. Meat contains all the amino acids needed by an obligate carnivore. Grains do not. People and dogs are able to make the missing amino acids, but cats can’t. This is why you can’t make your feline into a vegetarian. You can’t argue with Mother Nature.
The problem is that dry food is