Saturday, 27 October 2012

High-Protein Diet Not So Good for Kitty's Belly, Study Suggests


Your kitten may prefer dining on chicken and salmon, but a high-protein diet may not be the best option for Fluffykins, at least if gut bacteria are any indication. Kittens fed a high-protein, low-carb diet have lower levels of helpful gut bacteria than those fed a more balanced ratio of nutrients, according to a new study. 
Many new cat foods claim they are tailored to the feline's carnivorous nature.
"There are a lot of diets now, all natural, that have high protein and fat and not much dietary fiber or carbohydrates," said study co-author and University of Illinois researcher Kelly Swanson in a press release.
But it isn't clear that high-protein diets are actually good for cats.

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