Food selection by the domestic cat, an obligate carnivore.

  title={Food selection by the domestic cat, an obligate carnivore.},
  author={John W. S. Bradshaw and Dean Goodwin and V Legrand-defretin and H M Nott},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Physiology},
  volume={114 3},
The domestic cat Felis silvestris catus is the most accessible member of the family Felidae for the study of the relationship between food selection and nutrition. In contrast to pack-living animals such as the dog, and opportunistic omnivores such as the rat, the cat is generally able to maintain its normal body weight even when allowed ad libitum access to palatable food by taking small meals and adjusting intake according to the energy density of the food(s) available. The most extreme… CONTINUE READING


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