The Benefits of Raw Food for Cats

Cats are predators. They changed ingesting a prey-based diet, and more importantly, ingesting that raw cat food. Preparing degrades nutritional elements in meat, causing the increased loss of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Meat found in highly-processed pet food is cooked at high temperatures. The nutrients lost should be added back. This supplementation is not exact. You will find nutrient losses that aren’t always replaced. Wild cats often eat the entire feed pet if it is small and will eat nearly everything except the intestines of a bigger prey animal. Including the bones of prey, as raw bone is highly digestible, is their primary calcium supply. Cooking bone reduces the nutrients available, which makes it brittle and dangerous to ingest.

Providing your cats with a diet that’s modeled about what they would eat in the wild has many benefits, both for you and your cat:

Improved Digestion

Cats are obligate carnivores, and they have to consume meat. You’ll see several vegan cats. Their digestive systems are adapted designed for a meat-based diet. A cat’s intestinal tract is short and acidic and processes species-appropriate raw food highly efficiently in about 12 hours. Thus giving almost no time for bacteria to proliferate, so cats are naturally resistant to food poisoning.

Greatly Reduced Stool Odor and Volume

When cats are given a suitable diet, their health uses many of this food, not as stool volume. Stool production could be cut in half. They also eliminate less often, sometimes once per day, as well as less. Their stools are often dry, only a little crumbly, and hardly smell at all. In the wild, this is sensible for a predator that’s small enough also to need to concern you with being preyed upon itself. It wouldn’t desire to be leaving too many smelly advertisements of its presence.

Healthy Coat, Less Shedding, Fewer Hairballs

After 2-3 weeks on a fresh cat food diet, people observe that their cat’s coat has gotten softer and silkier. Cats need unsaturated fatty acids, omega-6, and omega-3, in their diets. They have ahead from animal sources, as cats have a restricted ability to produce these acids from plant-derived precursors. These essential fatty acids contribute to healthy skin and coats, reducing shedding and the incidence of hairballs.

Increased Energy

After switching to raw cat food, people notice just how much more energy their cats have. Couch potatoes start playing around and playing! Through species-appropriate raw food, cats are getting more easily available energy from their food.

Cats are uniquely adapted to make use of protein for their energy requirements. They essentially “burn” protein, turning it into energy within their liver in a procedure called gluconeogenesis.

Weight Loss

If your cats are overweight, they’ll likely start to lose weight on a fresh cat food diet. Cats will overeat when fed improper food, trying to replace the nutritional deficiencies in the food. Usually, they won’t overeat when fed species-appropriate raw food because it is satisfying to them. They don’t experience starving all the time. Cats which used to aftermath you up in the middle of the night for food, acting as if they’re starving, start sleeping through the night. The escalation in energy they have will even make them burn off more calories.

Better Dental Health

In the same way in humans, dental health in cats is partly dependent upon genetics. Cats in the wild usually don’t have gum disease or tooth loss due to periodontal disease. Why? Chewing on raw bones, meat, connective tissue, skin, and fur helps keep one’s teeth clean. Carbohydrates produce a starchy film that promotes plaque buildup and encourages gum disease.

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