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Understanding Cat Food

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Cats enjoy eating a variety of foods that offer everything from protein to carbohydrate. If you’re getting ready to adopt a cat, you’re probably wondering what cats can eat. Read on to learn what you should feed your cat.

Are cats carnivores, herbivores or omnivores?

Cats are obligate carnivores, in other words, meat eaters. “Cats really thrive when part of their diet comes from animal sources,” explains Purina Senior Nutritionist Jan Dempsey. Some protein-rich foods cats like to eat are:

Once your cat reaches the seven-year mark, there are some things to think about incorporating into your feeding routine as your cat moves from adulthood to mature status.