HomeCat AnatomystomachUniversity of Guelph’s one cat meal a day study ignores the size of the stomach

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University of Guelph’s one cat meal a day study ignores the size of the stomach — 2 Comments

  1. The suggestions by the University of Guelph show a complete ignorance of a cat’s digestive system and hunting behaviour. A domestic cat’s limited size, strength, and small stomach limits the type of prey to several small items spread throughout the day such as rodents, insects, and birds. Are they in fact guilty of extrapolating the eating habits of the big cats, such as lions, and tigers who can and must eat several kilos of meat at a time? A big cat can only make a kill every few days and the ability to quickly ingest large amounts of meat sufficient for several days is essential otherwise hyenas and other predators can run off with it. Guelph is very disappointing.

    • “Are they in fact guilty of extrapolating the eating habits of the big cats, such as lions, and tigers who can and must eat several kilos of meat at a time?” – I think that you have hit the nail on the head with that question, Harvey. I think they are getting a little bit mixed up with general wild cat species behaviour. The one meal a day suits the big cats but it nowhere suits the smaller wild cat species. Thank you for commenting, Harvey, and I hope that you are keeping well during these difficult times stop

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