Cats are referred to as “obligate carnivores’ which means that they need larges amount of protein in order to survive, as well as high levels of fat.Cats need at least 10% fat in their diet and at least a quarter of their intake should be made up of protein. Kittens on the other hand requrie HALF of their intake to be made up of protein, so be careful of feeding your kitten adult commercial cat food.
Carbohydrates should make up no more than 40% of your cat’s diet because cats, unlike humans, don’t actually need carbs for energy. They get all the energy they need from meat. The carbs in commercial cat food are merely there to bulk up the food. Cats have no problem digesting carbohydrates however.