Posted at 23 July 2019
Impact of the composition in macronutrients and palatability enhancers on food intake of meat-based wet food in domestic cats
ICoMST | Poster session 12 Human Nutrition & Sustainability |Thursday, 8 August, 2019, 5:15 PM | Room 2 | P12-13
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.
In his poster, Dr Hassan Safa, Cat R&D Project Manager for Diana Pet Food, will present how the levels of protein, fat and carbohydrate impact wet cat food intake. He will also demonstrate that palatability enhancers can increase the consumption level of carbohydrate-rich wet foods.