Why Is Dog Food So BAD for Cats?
Cat care includes making the best food decisions for your loving kitty. Cats have DIFFERENT nutritional needs than dogs. A snap-shot of four important differences are listed below.
- Cats: Cat food MUST contain Vitamin A.
- Dogs: Some dog foods may or may include vitamin A. If it does, it may not be the appropriate amount needed for cats since dogs can make vitamin A with beta carotene from which their bodies can turn it into vitamin A.
Taurine (An amino acid)
- Cats: All cats REQUIRE taurine to prevent heart disease.
- Dogs: Dogs can make taurine on their own, therefore, many dog foods may be deficient in taurine.
Arachidonic Acid (A fatty acid)
- Cats: All cats NEED arachidonic acid.
- Dogs: Not essential for dogs, yet dogs can build arachidonic acids themselves.
- Cats: To ensure a healthy cat, the protein levels are HIGHER than dogs require
- Dogs: Protein levels may be high in dog food, however, not high enough for cats to remain healthy.
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