What Does ‘Species-Appropriate’ Mean?

What does “species-appropriate feeding” really mean?

To enjoy the best shot at health, all animals do best when they eat food that’s most appropriate to their species.

  • Squirrels, for example, eat nuts, seeds, grains, and fruit. That’s what they were built to eat.

  • Humpback whales are built to eat small shrimp-like organisms, plankton, and small fish. That’s what mother designed whales to derive nutrition from.

Small cats? They’re designed to eat to other animals. And they’re built to eat those animals raw. No, the cats living under our roof are hardly living in the wild, but biologically, they remain true carnivores. Their ideal diet would consist, for example, of freshly killed mice and small birds. Cats and their ancestors have been eating raw food for tens of millions of years.


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