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Vet. Sci., Volume 4, Issue 4 (December 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Controversy exists regarding carbohydrates in diets for domestic cats because of the cat’s strict [...] Read more. Controversy exists regarding carbohydrates in diets for domestic cats because of the cat’s strict carnivorous nature and the perceived relationship between carbohydrate intake and prevalence of feline obesity and diabetes. This paper will debunk the carbohydrate myth, providing an in-depth review of feline carbohydrate physiology and biochemistry, and the role of carbohydrates in feline metabolic diseases. According to Dr. Adronie Verbrugghe, DVM, PhD, DECVCN, first author and Assistant Professor of Clinical Nutrition at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada, “Dietary carbohydrates do not appear to be the biggest concern. Inactive life style and overfeeding are far more important”. Dr. Myriam Hesta, DVM, PhD, DECVCN and Professor at Ghent University, Belgium, is the publication’s second author. On the cover are Dr. Verbrugghe and her cat, Chanel (Photo credit: Ontario Veterinary College). View this paper