Everyone knows that cats and dogs are different, but a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology shows that dogs prefer to eat fat while cats prefer to eat carbohydrates.

This study contradicts the idea that cats prefer a protein-heavy diet. The study’s corresponding author, Jean Hall, a professor in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, said, “Some experts have thought cats need diets that are 40 or 50 percent protein. Our findings are quite different than the numbers used in marketing and are going to really challenge the pet food industry.”

So the next time you buy cat food, remember what cats really want. Most likely, your cat wants your food and wants you to eat its smelly old cat food instead.

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