OPTIMUM™ understands the importance of
protein in your cat's diet, which is why the
OPTIMUM™ Dry range for cats offers the
highest level of protein* in every feed.
If you'd like to understand more about protein, what it is and
why it's so vital to your cat's everyday health, read on.
Learn all this and more here:
- What is protein?
- Why does a cat need protein?
- How much protein does a cat need?
- Benefits of protein in a cat's diet
- Fresh meat v's protein
*The OPTIMUM Dry cat range contains the highest protein of pet
food in the supermarket.
Proteins are large organic compounds made of
amino acids which are essential parts of organisms and participate
in every process within cells.
Many proteins are enzymes that catalyse
biochemical reactions and are vital to metabolism. Proteins also
have structural or mechanical functions assisting in muscle and
Cats' bodies are only able to synthesize the
amino acids they need, by obtaining essential amino acids from
their food. Through the process of digestion, a cat will break down
ingested protein into free amino acids which can then be
Cats by nature are obligate carnivores, so
their metabolism and dietary needs are different from other
species, including dogs. Cats' bodies work best when they consume a
high-protein diet, like OPTIMUM™ Dry product, which
reduces reliance on their less-efficient carbohydrate metabolism.
The OPTIMUM™ Dry range contains up to
43% quality protein which is double that of fresh meat.
Though cats are strict carnivores, feeding
them meat alone may not provide them with the levels of important
vitamins and nutrients they need - for example, calcium and Vitamin
E. For this reason, it is critical that you provide your cat a diet
that contains optimal levels of protein and other critical
nutrients their bodies require for optimal health.
It's comforting to know that through
extensive research and understanding of cats,
allOPTIMUM™ products have been developed by
leading pet health scientists that know exactly what levels of
protein your cat needs, and how to deliver it. The
OPTIMUM™ range of dry food for cats provides
a premium health diet, packed with high levels of quality protein
for every lifestage of your cat. Like many things, quality protein
is more important than quantity. Protein quality refers to how
easily the body can break down and digest the protein from food
into essential amino acids. The OPTIMUM™ Dry
cat range contains high levels of quality protein, so your cat can
efficiently digest and metabolise the protein.
So if you want to ensure your cat is getting
the right amount of quality protein in every feed, (in addition to
other essential nutrition) simply choose the right variety of
OPTIMUM™ for your cat, whether it be a
kitten, adult or mature cat. The right nutrition for your cat is
available on the supermarket shelf.
The OPTIMUM™ range of
products is the only brand available in the supermarket that offers
the perfect Macro-Nutrient Profile with up to 43% protein**, and
the right balance of other vital ingredients to meet your cat's
unique daily nutritional requirements.
**OPTIMUM Dry Kitten Formula
Your cat requires high levels of protein in
it's diet every day; however it is good to know that protein can
also help to promote the following health benefits which are
important to your cat's overall wellbeing:
Although your cat may love the taste and feel
of fresh meat, it will not receive the optimal nutritional balance
it requires from eating fresh meat alone.
This is why it's recommended to feed your cat
a well balanced diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals, and a
balance of Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate.
The OPTIMUM™ range
delivers balanced nutrition tailored to every life stage and taste
variety that your cat will love.