It is a misconception that cats need the same nutrients as we humans need. There is actually a correct proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, fats and oils your cat needs daily. If you feed your cat table scraps or home-cooked meals, you may over- or under-balance this proportion and your pet will not get the essentials he actually needs on a daily basis. As a result of your cat not getting what he needs, he can get sick, show lack of energy and be less playful, he can also become overweight and experience all of the problems that come with that.
There is a way to prevent these things and to keep your cat healthy and happy!
Your cat needs proteins for keeping up his body. Proteins help with muscle growth and maintenance. Protein for your cat is very important.
Your cat needs carbohydrates for energy. A good amount of carbohydrates will help your cat feel well-fed and full of energy! It will also help maintain blood sugar levels. The right amount of carbohydrates will assist your cat in digestion.
Fats and oils are essential for similar reasons it is good for us: it is just healthy and good for the body for a number of reasons. It also helps the food taste better for your pet!
We do not recommend that you cook your cat homemade meals for his diet. Dr. Adney will recommend a cat food that gives the right proportion of the diet essentials (listed above) for your cat. We know that each and every cat is different and they have their own needs. Dr. Adney has been in practice for over 25 years and knows the right path for your cat to take so they can be healthy or even healthier! All of this is done to ensure your cat has the longest and happiest life possible as part of your family. We hope to see you and your cat soon.