Cats are obligate or “true” carnivores.
This makes them a bit different to other meat-eating animals as obligate means “by necessity”. Meat is biologically essential for cats to survive… basically they must eat meat. This is because cats have a higher protein requirement than many other mammals.
Cats get certain key nutrients, vitamins and minerals from meat that they can’t get from anything else. Without a steady supply of these key nutrients they can suffer from liver and heart problems, as well as skin irritation and hearing loss.
Their bodies are designed to convert meat protein rather than cereal, so for cats to thrive it is crucial that they have a high meat content diet. Feeding them supermarket cat foods containing very little meat and lots of grains and other bulking ingredients is simply bad for them.
Like dogs, cats also need the good fats that meat contains to maintain their energy levels and keep their coats healthy and shiny. The fats contain essential fatty acids that help to maintain a cat’s important organs and bodily functions; this includes their kidneys and reproductive organs.
Sadly, grains such as corn, wheat and rice are added to many cat foods. This is because they are cheaper to produce than meat and bulk the food out. But these grains are all bad for cats and can cause many problems, including allergies, digestive issues, skin and coat problems, and other serious health issues.
Luckily, Devoted cat food is packed full of all the essential meat that cats need. It’s nutritious and completely grain-free. All our cat food recipes contain a massive 90% meat content, with a whopping 68 per cent fresh meat content, the highest of any dry cat food on the market.
Our cat food is biologically appropriate, wholesome, delicious and packed with nutritional benefits. It is highly digestible for cats because of the freshly prepared meats that it contains. In fact, it actually works in harmony with cats’ natural digestive, energy and dietary needs. Switch today and watch your cat thrive.