Cats don’t have teeth as we do; instead, their mouths contain sharp-edged fangs called carnassials. They use them to tear into prey animals such as birds and rodents. Cats also have claws on all four feet, which help them climb trees and other vertical surfaces. Dogs lack these features. Instead, they rely on their powerful jaws to rip apart meaty bones. While both canines and felines require protein sources when eating, each species has different nutritional requirements.
Obesity is a growing problem not only among humans, but also among pets. A veterinary survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention revealed that in the United States, about 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of adult cats are considered overweight or obese. For more statistics on this nutritional disease, click on this link. In fact, many well-meaning pet owners do not realize that their animal friends are overweight, adding to the problem.Continue reading