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Cats and carbs

Saturday, February 4, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

Meals that are eaten by a wild cat contain very few carbohydrates, less than 5% of the total calories consumed. That carbohydrate combination works because the cat is able to convert protein into fuel for energy.  However, a  house cat can use utilize carbs as a fuel source as well, especially if they break down easily and are easy to digest. Cereal grains such as rice, corn and wheat are some of the most highly digestible carbohydrates which is why they are one of the main ingredients in commercial cat food.  They are relatively cheap, especially when compared to higher cost proteins.  It’s thanks to the carbs in your cats diet that she get sufficient energy and you can keep her well fed without spending a fortune. Always look for the amount of protein and carbs in any new cat food that you may try.

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