Benefits of Good Quality Food Meat and Potatoes
Cats are carnivores they draw most of their essential nutritional needs from meat and the nutrients which are easy for them to digest if there are too much plant matter cat’s digestive system does not produce the enzymes necessary to properly process or digest plant matter this can cause obesity, pancreatitis and arthritic limbs certainly as cats age, when there is too much plant-based carbohydrates.
Potatoes are a staple crop that contain wholesome properties like protein, potassium, b and c vitamins, carbohydrates and fibre when the correct quantity is put with meat in good quality cat food this keeps a cat healthy.
If a cat has cooked potatoes with oil salt and other ingredients like additives such as French fries this can be difficult for them to digest although cats can benefit from the occasional potato. If a cat is suffering from constipation the fibre content of a potato or sweet potato can help move things along.
With so many brands it is difficult to know if you are getting the correct nutritionally balanced diet when a body gets the correct vitamins they are unlikely to eat as much since they will feel full.
Key nutrients your cats body is roughly 80% water so proper hydration is a matter of significant importance when you take dry food it contains 10% moisture where canned food contains 80% water content.
Protein from meat is needed for muscle growth and tissue repair, which also provides three essential nutrients for optimal health, taurine for vision and heart, arachidonic acid for skin and coat health and vitamin A for vision and coat. Great sources are Chicken, lamb, beef, organ meat and fish. These essential fatty acids provide cats with fuel alongside with vital protection and insulation for internal organs. Carbohydrates provide a source of energy promoting digestive health and normal intestinal function. Minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and copper are all essential for your cat’s teeth and bones. Too much or too little can have serious repercussions. Vitamins fat soluble A D E K and water-soluble Vitamins C and B promote normal vision, growth, wound healing, healthy coat, skin and optimal nervous system. These compounds are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
A cat benefits from having a balanced dry and wet food and some fresh homemade food animals enjoy variety in their diet.