Posted at 23 September 2019

Impact of the composition in macronutrients and palatability enhancers on food intake of meat-based wet food in domestic cats

Belonging to obligate carnivores, cats need high protein diets. Moreover, several studies showed that cats overshoot protein and fat over carbohydrates. However, as a result of domestication and for technical and economical reasons, the majority of commercial wet cat foods include carbohydrates. 

The poster shows how the levels of protein, fat and carbohydrate impact wet cat food intake. Results also demonstrate that palatability enhancers can increase the consumption level of carbohydrate-rich wet foods.

Results presented at ICOMST 2019

Authors: H. Safa, A. De Ratuld, E. Revéret, Diana Pet Food, Elven, France

 

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