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Taste preferences and their relation to obesity in dogs and cats.

@article{Houpt1981TastePA,
  title={Taste preferences and their relation to obesity in dogs and cats.},
  author={Katherine Albro Houpt and S L Smith},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={1981},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          77-85
        }
}
  • K. Houpt, S. L. Smith
  • Published 1981
  • Medicine
  • The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne
In the laboratory situation the preferences of dogs and cats for food seem to be relatively uniform. Cats prefer fish and commercial cat food to rats. Dogs prefer beef, pork and lamb to chicken, liver and horsemeat and strongly prefer meat to cereal diets. They prefer canned meat to fresh meat, ground meat to cubed meat and cooked meat to raw meat. Canned or semimoist preparations are preferred to dry ones. Pet dogs have much more variable preferences according to their owner's subjective… Expand
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