Navigation Links
Cats are able to navigate complex combinations of wet and dry foods to achieve a consistent intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate
Date:12/17/2012

Even when provided with complex combinations of different wet and dry foods, cats are able to select and combine the foods in different amounts to achieve a consistent intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate, i.e. macronutrient intake. Published this month in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B, the research shows that cats regulate their macronutrient intake by altering their food selection despite differences in the macronutrient content, moisture level and texture of foods.

The research was conducted by scientists from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition the science centre underpinning Mars Petcare brands such as WHISKAS, NUTRO and ROYAL CANIN. It was undertaken in collaboration with scientists from the University of Sydney (Australia) and the Institute of Natural Sciences at Massey University (New Zealand).

In a series of three experiments, cats were provided with wet and dry foods in different combinations. Within each experiment, cats were offered the wet and dry food combinations in two (nave and experienced) diet selection phases where all the foods were offered simultaneously. This was separated by a phase in which the foods were offered in pairs (1 wet with 1 dry) sequentially in 3-day cycles. The findings showed that the cats achieved the same balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate intake when provided with pairs of foods over 3 day cycles as they did when offered all the foods simultaneously. Importantly, this macronutrient balance was remarkably consistent across all experiments despite the very different food combinations offered.

The proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrate selected by the cats were in line with previous findings published in the Journal of Experimental Biology in 2011 showing that cats have a dietary macronutrient intake target of approximately 52% of their daily calorie intake from protein, 36% from fat and 12% from carbohydrate. These are similar to values reported for feral cats,
'/>"/>

Contact: Abigail Stevenson
Abigail.Stevenson@effem.com
44-166-441-5400
CNC (UK) Ltd.
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. NPointer from Neurotechnology Uses Hand Gestures to Control and Navigate Computer Programs Without a Mouse or Touchpad
2. Biologists engineer algae to make complex anti-cancer designer drug
3. UC Davis researchers aid effort to sequence the complex wheat genome
4. Bread wheats large and complex genome is revealed
5. Outside a vacuum: Model predicts movement of charged particles in complex media
6. Oyster genome uncover the stress adaptation and complexity of shell formation
7. Roots and microbes: Bringing a complex underground ecology into the lab
8. A new avenue to better medicines: Metal-peptide complexes
9. Programmable RNA complex could speed genome editing in the lab
10. Biological and Pharmaceutical Complex Fluids Conference
11. Boosting blood system protein complex protects against radiation toxicity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/22/2014)... Consortium Ltd.,s nanotechnology expert will present a poster ... at the 7th International Nanotoxicology Congress to ... , Dr. Monita Sharma will outline a strategy consistent ... of Sciences, " Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: ... of non-animal methods involving human cells and cell lines ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released updated factsheets ... from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) benefits each ... is pleased to make these factsheets available to help ... their state," said FASEB President, Margaret K. Offermann, MD, ... research funding, investing $29.2 billion in FY 2013 ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists ... years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 ... higher elevation in response to climate change, but did ... previous studies of potential climate change impacts on wildlife ... have likely underestimated the effects of environmental warming, say ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, experts warn 2
... especially in intensive production. Piglets commonly become susceptible to ... to losses of 10% or more. The antibiotics used ... have now fallen out of use, mainly due to ... A radical solution has been found by using a ...
... cushy haploid environs to take up residence in a ... but Indiana University Bloomington scientists report in this week's ... plants. , "Plants that reproduce clonally or are ... mitochondrion to the nucleus," said graduate student Yaniv Brandvain, ...
... that help shape our understanding of how tool use ... chimpanzees, at least under some conditions, are capable of ... The work, reported by Jill Pruetz of Iowa State ... will appear online in the journal Current Biology on ...
Cached Biology News:A healthier start to a pig's life 2Mitochondrial genes move to the nucleus -- but it's not for the sex 2Chimpanzees found to use tools to hunt mammalian prey 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 DTS Language ... its Online Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need ... specify the subject matter of their documents in advance with ... help reduce time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Freeslate, Inc ., the ... that Lupin Limited, one of India’s top five pharmaceutical ... PharmD System for high throughput solid form screening. ... on a wide range of quality, affordable generic and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TaiGen Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today announced that ... leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to develop and commercialize nemonoxacin ... , Turkey and other ... novel antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial infections including ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Carahsoft and ... Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am PST), ... The topic focuses on how technology can turn raw, ... decisions for government agencies. The online webinar will last ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2
... offers revolutionary orthotic prescription ... ... Technologies will,debut the new Xtremityscan System and give away a free ... at the,Disneyland Hotel., Xtremityscan is a digital shape acquisition system ...
... ... Laboratories, NEW YORK, ... that its Owlstone Nanotech Inc.,("Owlstone") subsidiary has received a purchase order ... IEE, an,innovative developer of specialized sensing systems with a global,leadership position ...
... Genaera,Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) today announced that Jack ... present at the BIO,Business Forum. The presentation will provide an ... San Diego Convention Center in San,Diego on Tuesday, June 17, ... will also join a panel of experts to discuss new ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAL Health Technologies Debuts Xtremityscan System at Western Podiatric Medical Congress 2Advance Nanotech's Owlstone Subsidiary Receives Order From IEE 2Advance Nanotech's Owlstone Subsidiary Receives Order From IEE 3Advance Nanotech's Owlstone Subsidiary Receives Order From IEE 4Genaera Corporation to Present at BIO Business Forum 2Genaera Corporation to Present at BIO Business Forum 3
... Vybrant Apoptosis Assay Kit #4 ... that occur in the permeability of cell ... both YO-PRO-1 and propidium iodide nucleic acid ... plasma membranes of apoptotic cells and labels ...
Request Info...
Services include subcloning into an expression vector. Tagged protein will be expressed in small scale for testing yield and solubility and then in 1L culture for large scale affinity purification. E...
Request Info...
Biology Products: