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Cat Treats

edited 16 May, 2012 in Food & Nutrition
Can cat treats anytime be acceptable for kitty? Are some treats bigger than others? And is “people food” advantageous for your cat? Here are answers and tips from cat experts. What Makes a Cat Treat Healthy? Moderation is key, experts acquaint WebMD. It's accomplished to augment your cat treats, but they “should be a actual baby allotment of the diet," says Marla J. McGeorge, DVM, an Oregon vet who treats felines only. How small? Abounding experts acclaim cat treats accomplish up no added than 10% of the absolute calories a cat eats. That’s because a lot of treats don’t add annihilation but calories to a cat’s diet, McGeorge says. The actual 90% of your cat’s calories should appear from a high-quality, nutritionally complete cat food. Cat Treats: Decoding the Labels Learning what’s in packaged cat treats can be a bit of a puzzle. “Information provided on labels could use a lot of improvement,” McGeorge tells WebMD. That’s because not all nutrients are listed on cat aliment labels, and there’s usually no calorie calculation offered, either. To apprentice how abounding calories are in your cat’s treats, you can acquaintance the pet aliment architect or analysis with your vet for recommendations. _____________________________________________________ Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
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