Protein-rich food regimen is best for cats for a protracted, healthy life

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By Czarina Brozo

Cats need an animal-based protein food regimen, says Dr. Cissy Ramos of Vets in Practice animal hospital.

Dr. Ramos feeding stray cats in ETON Centris for volunteer work.Photo from Eon

Contrary to the favored opinion that cats like to eat fish, cats are in actual fact obligate carnivores—they eat meat that’s comparable to their natural prey similar to mice or birds out of biological necessity.

A study conducted by the WALTHAM Center for Pet Nutrition found that 52 per cent of a cat’s calorie intake is from protein, which may be synthesized best through an animal-based protein food regimen. Due to this fact, cats require quality protein sources to be included of their food regimen for sustenance.

Dr. Ramos, a practitioner from Vets in Practice and a pet nutrition specialist said, “Cats are regarded as strict carnivores and so they’re still highly related to their ancestors. Their teeth and skull conformation are literally designed to hunt and kill prey efficiently.”

Animal-based protein may help cats maintain healthy muscle structures and supply them with natural types of amino acids. Dr. Ramos noted,

“Animal source proteins like chicken can greatly contribute to the standard of protein of their food regimen and so they do get appropriate amounts of essential amino acids from it.”

She also said, “Adding certain sources of protein especially, animal sources, cats can easily process it, break it down, and use it up of their body.”

Nagui and Lian love any food with chicken too. They were around six weeks old when rescued by Save ALL along Naguillan road going all the way down to La Union from Baguio. They were abandoned beside the road on a blind, dangerous curve. Save ALL is just glad to have seen them before a truck could hit them then. They are actually five years old.

In total, cats can internally produce 11 non-essential amino acids. ​Nevertheless, the remaining 11 categories of essential amino acids can only be provided through a nutritious food regimen to fulfill their needs, “When you might have good quality protein, the cat can receive amount of amino acids which are essential for its health,” Dr. Ramos said. “The protein from chicken comprises multiple levels of essential amino acids, similar to Lysine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, and Taurine,” she added.

To assist owners higher maintain the health and development of their cats, IAMS has developed a line that’s uniquely tailored for cats’ needs and has chicken as its primary ingredient.

Dr. Ramos recommends the IAMS brand to cat owners like herself, “It’s vital for cat owners to decide on a food regimen that’s made by a trusted brand: palatable, complete, balanced, comprises prime quality protein, and enriched with amino acids. It will play a key role for the correct development and normal functioning of cats and enhance their wellness.”

The importance of considering the life stage of cats when feeding them can be crucial for cat’s nutrition. With this, IAMS’ food products offer different varieties of cat foods–dry or wet for every life stage, “For every life stage, there are specific recommendations for the quantity to feed and the degrees of nutrients that they need,” Dr. Ramos said.

Yuma and Yula were about four-weeks old when rescued by Save Animals of Love and Light- Save ALL almost 3 years ago in the course of the height of a storm. They’re given boiled ground chicken with powdered malunggay and a dry pet food wealthy in animal protein.

Having protein in your cat’s food regimen is significant for its overall health and long-term wellbeing!

For more details about IAMS Cat, visit https://iams.asia/ph/. IAMS Cats is offered in any respect leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide. EONGroup/Engage