Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they must primarily eat meat. Cats have trouble digesting vegetables and should only be on a meat-based diet.
In the wild, cats eat small animals such as mice and robins, carrion from larger animals and the odd bit of grass to medicate their digestive systems. Since cats cannot digest grass, it makes them vomit up the grass and any other bad food they have recently eaten.
Many cat kibbles are heavy on carbohydrates, which promote unhealthy weight gain. Commercial wet food is a better choice, although it can also contain toxic additives or flesh from sickly animals. The best choice for your cat is meat you choose yourself, especially organ meats such as chicken gizzards and chunks of beef heart. Organ meats contain vital nutrients that are not present in skeletal meat.Learn More
According to the All Feline Hospital, a cat can easily hold its urine for up to 48 hours. However, most cats urinate three to five times daily, according to VetInfo.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, for most dry cat food brands, an adult cat needs to be fed just a little under a cup of food per day. An adult cat requires approximately 30 calories per pound of body weight each day.Full Answer >
While cats don't write or perform other activities that might make it obvious whether they favor one paw or another, a team of psychological researchers from Northern Ireland's Queen's University Belfast suggest that a cat's gender may determine whether it is a righty or a lefty. According to this research, female cats tend to favor the use of their right paw, while male cats tend to use their left paw more often than their right. This preference may only become apparent when the cat in question is trying to accomplish an agile task with its paw, including using its paws to grab something it can't get at with its teeth.Full Answer >
Kittens can safely stop nursing at around 4 weeks old. The weaning process involves slowly incorporating solid foods into the kitten's diet, and it is generally over by the time the kittens are between 8 and 10 weeks old.Full Answer >