Your Cat’s Diet
Managing your cat’s weight can improve his or her health. Obesity can cause hypertension and predispose your cat to such conditions as diabetes, hepatic lipidosis and arthritis.
People Foods: Are They Safe?
Cats require ample protein and different nutrients than dogs, such as taurine (an essential amino acid), arachidonic acid (fatty acid), and pre-formed vitamin A (rather than beta-carotene), all of which are found only in meat. However, you should refrain from feeding your cat raw or cooked meat; raw meats may contain parasites and cooked meats tend to be high in fat.