Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their survival depends on nutrients found in animal flesh. They require meat, organs, and bones in order to thrive, and not just exist!
Have you ever seen a large cat in a zoo eating a cooked meal? Eating processed food is very un-natural for felines. Yes, they can eat it, but they will suffer from health complications in the long run including obesity, poor immune systems, stress, degenerative diseases, stones and overall ill health. But the good news is, all of these are avoidable!
THE IMPORTANCE OF TAURINE FOR CATS
Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats. They need taurine in their food, as they cannot make their own. It is responsible for vision, heart function, digestion and a variety of other functions. Taurine is found only in animal proteins.
Taurine deficiency can cause blindness, cardiomyopathy, a weakness of the heart and reproductive complications. Whether you choose to feed your feline a commercial pre-ground raw, or a homemade DYI raw diet, just be sure it includes a variety of meats, bones and organs such as poultry hearts, liver and kidney.