Estimation of the dietary nutrient profile of free-roaming feral cats: possible implications for nutrition of domestic cats.

@article{Plantinga2011EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the dietary nutrient profile of free-roaming feral cats: possible implications for nutrition of domestic cats.},
  author={Esther A. Plantinga and Guido Bosch and Wouter H Hendriks},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 Suppl 1},
  pages={S35-48}
}
Cats are strict carnivores and in the wild rely on a diet solely based on animal tissues to meet their specific and unique nutritional requirements. Although the feeding ecology of cats in the wild has been well documented in the literature, there is no information on the precise nutrient profile to which the cat's metabolism has adapted. The present study aimed to derive the dietary nutrient profile of free-living cats. Studies reporting the feeding habits of cats in the wild were reviewed and… CONTINUE READING
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