At Republic of Paws we believe that the only treats suitable for our obligate carnivores (our kitties!) are treats containing animal tissue (meat-based protein). Our domestic cats are too often subjected to diets high in non-essential carbohydrates and are deprived of the levels of protein they require for good health and proper organ function. Did you know your cat should be acquiring at least 52% of their calorie intake from protein? Yet flip their bag of food and you will find the protein levels to be far lower than this desired minimum. A great way to increase their protein intake is healthy, natural meat-based treats. You can purchase some of our favorites here. (The catnip is just for fun!)
If you want more information on cat nutrition, read this article by our favorite integrative veterinarian, Dr. Karen Becker - click here.