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. More »

Pet cats eat commercial cat food that meets feline nutritional needs. This commercial food can be dry kibble that comes in a bag or wet food from a can or pouch. The diet can be supplemented with treats, which should com... More »

Domestic cats hunt and kill birds all the time, as do feral housecats living in urban and rural environments, and while domestic cats do not always eat their kills, feral housecats nearly always do. Cats are considered e... More »

Cats like to eat meat because they are obligated carnivores. Animal proteins are the only forms of protein that provide any nutritional benefit. It is not unusual to find a cat eating broccoli, grass or another green pla... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

There are a number of human foods that are safe for cats to eat, such as meat, eggs, cheese, fish and vegetables. There are also several foods that can be harmful to cats, including chocolate, raisins, avocados, onions a... More » Pets & Animals Pets 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 classi... More »

Any foods specifically not made for cats can cause them problems, but the following are particularly harmful: xylitol, chocolate, raw meat, fish and alcohol, according to petMD. Older cats can also become lactose intoler... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats