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Nutrition

Cats have different nutritional requirements from humans. They need 4 times more protein and 2 times more vitamin A and taurine to fulfil their nutritional requirements.

Protein

Vitamin E

Taurine

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  • Unlike dogs, cats are obligate (true) carnivores, which means they need to eat meat to fulfil their nutritional needs. The nutritional requirements and digestive systems of the two species are different, thus they require specific dietary regime. Cats also need 2-3 times more protein than dogs and 4 times more protein than humans.

  • Proper nutrition is key to keeping your cats healthy. Cats require about 41 essential nutrients to maintain a healthy weight and to keep them in good shape. A complete and balanced diet, like the one provided by Whiskas®, delivers the right amount of essential nutrients to support cats daily nutritional needs.

Here is an example of the essential nutrients that can be found in Whiskas® and their benefits.

  • Protein

    Protein is the body’s building block. It is needed for growth as well as in maintaining bodily processes. Cats use 30-35% of protein in the diet to keep their skin and coat healthy.

  • Omega 3

    Important for brain development in kittens and helps maintain healthy skin and coat in adult cats.

  • Omega 6

    Omega-6 fatty acids are essential for a healthy reproduction system as well as in maintaining skin and coat health.

  • Taurine

    Taurine is required for healthy reproduction system, eyesight and hearing. Without taurine, cats will develop serious health issues like blindness.

  • Arginine

    An essential amino acid needed for growth and urea production. In the absence of arginine, cats rapidly develop clinical signs of ammonia intoxication (hyperammonaemia), which includes vomiting, hypersalivation and nerve problems. Arginine deficiency can be fatal if left untreated.

  • Vitamin A

    Vitamin A is required for a healthy vision, in particular adaptation to darkness.

  • Vitamin E

    Vitamin E helps to protect the cell membranes from free radical damage. Adult cats need vitamin E 2 times more than humans.

  • Calcium and
    Phosphorus

    Vital for healthy bones and teeth.

  • Zinc

    Zinc is essential for the transport of vitamin A in the blood and plays an important role in reproduction. It is also crucial for collagen and keratin synthesis and is therefore a fundamental element involved in skin and coat health, and wound healing.

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