One might think that feeding a cat is a simple task that requires little thought. Actually, cats like humans require certain essential nutrients for good health. Consider that what you feed your cat affects several different parts of his body such as teeth, gums, intestine, bowel, and even skin and coat. Choosing the right food for your cat is an important decision. Likewise, monitoring weight and hairball production are important factors in your cats overall digestive health.
Reprinted from Ask the Vet About Cats © 2003. Permission granted by BowTie Press.