“Cats are what’s known as obligate carnivores,” explains Sammamish Store Manager Julie McCulloch. “That means their diet should primarily consist of high protein, high fat and little to no carbohydrate content. Any carbs they do tend to eat aren’t processed by their bodies very well, so carbohydrates can result in cats being more likely to be overweight.
“Pet cats have this reputation of being finicky,” explains Margaret Yim, “but their distinct food preferences are linked to the combination of proportionately fewer taste buds and this priming period in their early lives. They remember when they were kittens they ate a similar food and didn’t like it. And the reason they don’t like a food may not be tied to taste at all.”