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When researching a particular brand of cat food, the two most important factors are the protein and grain content. Thus this is where we tend to focus.
Why is Protein Important?
Despite being domesticated, Cats are still carnivores by nature. By proportion, a cat's diet requires a much higher protein content than most other mammals. A cat's liver contains certain enzymes that aid in breaking down proteins. In cats, these liver enzymes are always active. Some of the processed protein is used to fuel these active enzymes, which is why cats have higher protein requirements than most animals.
An adult dog only requires approximately one-third of the protein that a growing puppy requires. As cats mature however, their protein requirements do not drop by much. In fact, on average an adult cat still requires two-thirds the amount of protein as a growing kitten. As you can imagine, protein plays a vital part in a healthy cat.
Why Grains are Important?
Many commercial cat foods contain a larger percentage of carbohydrates than your cat requires. Consumers should try to avoid any cat food that contains flour, corn or wheat products in the first five ingredients. In the wild, a feline's diet usually consists of about 3-5% carbohydrates. however some commercial products contain over a 50% increase in carbohydrate content! Many companies will add excess carbohydrates as a "filler", so it is important you evaluate the ingredients on your cats food.