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If dogs and cats could talk, what dish would they order? What if a pet is tired of its feed and wants to try something new? Does he need variety in food? Find out in our article.
Proper feeding of the dog and cat is when the diet is close to the natural and fully corresponds to the physiological needs of the animal. Knowing how a pet’s digestive system works, it’s easier to understand what its diet should be like.
Features of the digestive tract of dogs and cats
Dogs and cats have a relatively short intestines, so their digestion process is more passive. Continue reading
Why do you think the cat rubs against the owner’s feet? Creeps in? Asks for pens? Hints that it is time for lunch? Or maybe there is no reason and this is a feature of the behavior of a particular cat? About this in our article.
Cats are still individuals. There are no two identical. Nevertheless, they have many common habits: for example, the habit of rubbing against the feet of a beloved master.
So you go into the house after work, and the cat begins its ritual: it approaches your ankles, arches your back, purrs, kisses about you and as if hugs your legs with your tail, and so on. Continue reading
Any cat is an obligate predator. This means that she needs a diet based on animal protein (up to 90%). A cat physiologically cannot stay healthy if there are too many components from plant foods in its diet. However, a certain proportion of carbohydrates should still be, and that’s why.
Carbohydrates perform the function of rapidly receiving energy, which a cat needs to break down animal protein. In other words, a small proportion of carbohydrates ensures the normal digestion of animal protein, from which the cat receives energy and building material for the whole organism.
In nature, cats (like other predators) make up for the need for fast carbohydrates through the contents of the stomachs of prey (rodents and birds eating cereals and plant foods). The most common cat prey in nature – the mouse – just feeds on cereals and plant foods. A mouse is a source of animal protein for a cat, but by eating it, the cat also receives a small portion of the grain of their rodent digestive tract. Continue reading