High-protein diets for cats: the effects on the gut microbiota

As strict carnivores, cats usually prefer high-protein diets. But they promote bacterial proteolytic activity and increase intestinal ammonium concentrations. Published on 17 February 2023, by Giulia Pignataro Cats generally prefer high-protein/low-carbohydrate diets. Cat foods, however, can differ greatly in protein concentration and protein sources used. Such variations can affect protein digestibility and, consequently, also the gut microbiota, as […]