Cats and dogs prefer different types of nutrients in their food
Cats and dogs prefer different types of nutrients in their food - science news in brief

The first factor in choosing their food, for cats and dogs, is the palatability - how good it tastes. However, when food with similar palatability, but different micronutrients composition is offered the cats and the dogs choose different things, according to a new research study. Dogs gladly go for the food rich in fats. Cats prefer aliments that have a high content of carbohydrates. This reflects the physiological needs of the two different species. The choices are dictated by the animal’s metabolism and show that contrary to popular belief, cats do not necessarily prefer a diet rich in proteins.

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Scientific publication: Experimental Biology