Researchers were trying to discover how much cats eat wildlife to supplement their regular cat food when they came across a startling discovery. Commercial cat food tends to vary wildly in ingredients, even within the same brand and flavor.

The least expensive cat foods had higher carbon values, indicating a strong presence of corn product. Pet foods sampled from the United Kingdom had lower carbon values, suggesting less input from corn products.

As long as your cat enjoys its food, that’s all that matters. Hopefully your cat’s food will be nutritionally adequate so your feline will live a long and healthy life.

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