Frequently Asked Questions
Do cats need grains?
Wheat, maize, corn, oats, barley, and rice are common grains used in pet foods for fibre, vitamins, and minerals. However, some cats and dogs are sensitive to wheat and seem to have allergies. So eliminating grains is a good way to limit carbohydrates, which relieves carnivore digestive processes.
Why do vets not like grain-free cat food?
Grain-free cat food is recommended by qualified veterinarians since it has no health risks and cats will live happy and healthy lives. Because cats are obligate carnivores, they rely on meat-based protein for 70% of their diet. Whereas study shows grain-free dog food causes heart disease in dogs and no such example appears to exist in cats. So grain-free cat food is completely acceptable and beneficial.
Can cats reap the benefits of grains and digest them?
No, cats cannot benefit from grains because they are “obligate carnivores,” and do not have the same enzyme in their saliva as humans and dogs. According to research, cats cannot digest all types of grains and gluten unless they are cooked, so raw cereals and grains are less beneficial and take longer to digest in their intestine. Therefore good cat diet avoids carbohydrates.
Is grain-free cat food better?
Allergies are best treated with a grain-free diet, especially in kittens and older cats who are prone to dietary sensitivities. It also aids in the treatment of skin and intestinal diseases, as well as the prevention of obesity. Grain-free foods are useful for cats who have sensitive skin and intestinal problems.