A new study, published in the “Journal of Experimental Biology”, changes the view on optimal nutrition for our furry friends. The study denies the old belief that cats need and want a food regimen that is heavy on the proteins.

cat and dogOne of the authors of the study, Jean Hall, a professor at the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in Oregon, says that they were shocked of the numbers they’ve got. She says that until now, experts believed that cats need diets with 40-50% of protein. The numbers they’ve got are quite different and she believes that this will totally change the pet food industry.

The research consisted of monitoring 27 healthy cats and 17 healthy dogs in the period of 28 days. They were given 4 types of food that were designed to taste the same so the animals can make a choice depending on what their “body” wants and not the flavor.

Read the entire article and their results HERE.