"Temptations" are Kitty Crack
I'm not talking about the '60's vocal group, although I do love their music to this day! Like this one v v v v v v v v v v v v v
Anyone that is owned by a cat knows that your furry little buddy appears to be hungry every time you walk across a room. Especially if you happen to walk into your kitchen for a drink of water or a cola (beer). It doesn't matter if they just ate breakfast; if you happen to pass through where ever they are and even glance in their direction, you are then bound to have your fuzz-butt baby rubbing against your legs and meowing like he/she hasn't eaten for a month.
And most of us are taken in by this clever cat deception and we, naturally, end up giving him/her/them a treat. With the #1 most popular treat being the "Temptations" line of crunchy cat treats. And it's no wonder your kitties go gaga over these delicious cat snacks. The company that makes these nibbles for cats is the same company that makes Snickers bars, Dove chocolate, Milky Way, and Twix! Go figure!
These treats are not really that bad for your feline housemate, unless you go overboard and feed nothing but the snacks all the time. Each little morsel is only about 2 calories. So if you give Fluffy 10 to 15 at a time, and you do this 5 or 6 times a day, chances are little Fluffy might have a weight problem, or not be getting the proper nutrition. Just remember, they are called "treats" for a reason. So while you're racing to the grocery in that little car your mobile mechanic just tricked out for you, maybe you should include some healthier options for cat treats on your shopping list.
Your Cat Needs Meat
Anyone who is owned by a cat or two (or three ...) knows that cats are obligate carnivores. This simply means that your cat is genetically designed to eat the tissue of other animals in order to thrive. Note that this doesn't say "in order to survive" because, obviously, cats have survived on many varied types of diets depending on what their human slaves believe, can afford and, therefore, feed to their kitties. And while your cat loves to eat animal meat in it's most natural form, they also may eat vegetables, fruits or grains. Still, meat must be the main food for your cat in order for them to get the nutrients they need to "thrive."
For pet owners, there are currently many more options to help you feed your cat a species appropriate diet than there were even five years ago. There are recipes for home made raw and cooked cat foods; there are prepared frozen raw cat foods sold in many pet stores these days; there are freeze dried from raw also now available in most pet specialty stores like PetSmart, PetCo, and the smaller boutique pet stores.
The superior benefits of feeding your cat a raw diet, whether prepared at home or purchased in a store in one of its many forms are numerous! I've listed several below, but, honestly, there are so many benefits that to list them all would take hours.
Benefits of Feeding Raw