These are added into diets as an energy source.
These are added into diets as an energy source. However, they are used differently and have differing levels of importance in cat and dog diets.
Our felines use protein and fats as their main sources of energy. As they are obligate carnivores they struggle to digest carbohydrates, so cannot rely on carbohydrates as a primary energy source. Keep in mind the diet should be balanced with that species in mind. If it contains very high levels of carbohydrates in comparison to low levels of meat, it will be a lot less natural and digestible to a cat.
Quick Tip: Remember you want to avoid vague terminologies. Ingredients such as ‘cereals’ are difficult to define and could be made up of less digestible grains such as Wheat and Sorghum. Plus, vague terms mean that the ingredient can shift from one batch to another. This means cats could suddenly suffer from negative digestive effects or become intolerant due to unnoticeable change in recipe.