WHAT CATS NORMALLY EAT
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp
Cats are carnivores who primarily rely on animal sources for their nutritional needs. They are natural predators to smaller animals, such as rodents, birds, and other animals. After cats decided to live beside (and with) humans, cats did not change their habits, so their nutritional needs and hunting instincts remained similar to their wild counterparts. But now, more and more commercial food is available for cats. Cats remain hunters, even in urban areas. They hunt small animals for fun or food, even when commercial pet food is often available in their homes. Prey animals contain high levels of protein and fat, so pet parents should look for high levels of these nutrients in commercial pet food.