Have you ever watched a show about big cats — tigers, leopards or lions — that didn’t show them enjoying a nice meaty meal? We’ll give you a hint: The answer is no.
All cats — wild and domestic — eat meat. And lots of it. Why? Because they’re cats. Or, if you want to get technical, because they’re obligate carnivores, which means they need meat to survive.
Give Your Cats the Nutrients They Need
Cats aren’t adapted to eating a plant-based diet. Meat provides cats with essential nutrients and vitamins that are crucial for their health. Allow us to go into more detail about some of the nutrients only meat can provide.
This amino acid is critical for cats and is only found in animal sources (read: meat). If cats don’t get enough taurine, they can develop a deficiency that can lead to heart issues or eye problems. Meat: 1. Plants: 0.
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Found in chicken, omega-6 fatty acids benefit your cat’s skin and coat. Chicken also contains glucosamine, which helps build strong bones. If you want your cat to reap the benefits, feed them CRAVE™ with Protein from Chicken, which has real chicken as the first ingredient.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help boost your cat’s immune system. Plus, it can help reduce inflammation. Put fish on the dinner menu with CRAVE with Protein from Salmon & Ocean Fish. Did we mention it contains 40% protein?
Don’t just save turkey for Thanksgiving. It’s full of B vitamins, like B6 and B12, which play an important role in the health of your cat’s digestive, nervous and immune systems.
We Repeat: Feed Them Meat
In short, the reason you’ve never seen a photo of a cougar daintily nibbling on grass while a deer frolics unnoticed in the background is because cats need meat to satisfy their primal instincts and nutritional needs. Lots and lots of meat.