If you are limiting dietary carbohydrates as part of your cat's regulation regimen, many popular cat foods and cat treats can pose a problem.
Cat treats should be as high as possible in protein as cats are obligatory carnivores, that is, their digestion and metabolism needs meat for proper functioning. There are 100% all-meat cat treats. They are usually freeze-dried, though some are wet and preserved by canning.
Freeze-dried cat treats come as:
Whenever you're selecting a cat treat, read the label. Dry treats will necessarily have a higher carbohydrate content due to the manufacturing process. Also watch for high levels of sugar used as flavoring. However, remember that you're not seeking "zero" carbs, just lower carbs and higher protein. Also note that products labeled as "jerky-like" may be too tough for your cat.
Some High-Protein Cat Treats Currently Available
Dancing Paws Meowin' Gourmet Salmon Appetit Cat Treat:
100% Salmon, lightly dried
Halo Liv-A-Littles Cat Treats:
Freeze-dried bonito, carved paper thin and very "fishy" for
those cats that need incentive.
100% Beef livers
100% chicken livers
Old West Bits:
SeaNip Cat Treats
Wildside Salmon (PCC)
100% Beef Liver
100% Cubed Chicken
Last updated 2/1/2005