Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they must primarily eat meat. Cats have trouble digesting vegetables and should only be on a meat-based diet.Know More
In the wild, cats eat small animals such as mice and robins, carrion from larger animals and the odd bit of grass to medicate their digestive systems. Since cats cannot digest grass, it makes them vomit up the grass and any other bad food they have recently eaten.
Many cat kibbles are heavy on carbohydrates, which promote unhealthy weight gain. Commercial wet food is a better choice, although it can also contain toxic additives or flesh from sickly animals. The best choice for your cat is meat you choose yourself, especially organ meats such as chicken gizzards and chunks of beef heart. Organ meats contain vital nutrients that are not present in skeletal meat.Learn more about Cats
Animals that only eat meat and do not supplement it with another type of food, such as vegetation, are called obligate carnivores, and examples of obligate carnivores are the various species of cats. Other animals classified as obligate carnivores include hawks, eagles, snakes, lizards, crocodiles, mink, seals and walruses.Full Answer >
Many cats cannot drink cow's milk, as they cannot digest it properly. This is because lactose intolerance is very common in cats.Full Answer >
Rosary pea plants are poisonous to cats. Toxins are released when the seeds of this plant are chewed and swallowed. The seeds contain several toxic compounds, including the toxalbumin called abrin, which is a ribosome inhibiting protein and one of the most toxic compounds known.Full Answer >
Experts do not know for certain why cats lick plastic bags, but they theorize that cats are drawn to the texture of the plastic, the crinkling sound the bags make when manipulated, the lingering smell of food from inside the bag and the chemical scents associated with the manufacture of plastic bags that mimic the smell of pheromones. Some cats also suffer from pica, a disease that causes an animal to crave non-food items.Full Answer >