My cat/dog has weight management issues. Can I feed Weruva?

Calories for people and pets come from three places: protein, fat and carbohydrates. If you look at the calories in meat, they are protein- and fat-based with minimal if any calories coming from carbohydrates. Both cats and dogs require protein and fat, but not carbohydrates.

In the case of dogs, many can adapt to eating the diet of an omnivore, which includes meat and carbohydrates. Many, however, cannot, whether due to allergies or excessive weight gain from carbohydrates.

Cats, on the other hand, are obligate carnivores and do not adapt to a diet containing significant carbohydrates: they must eat meat. Their bodies are not meant at all to handle carbohydrates as a significant source of nutrition, and can’t break carb calories down efficiently into energy. In the human body, carbohydrates are broken into simple sugars which are then used for energy, with the excess stored as fat. Humans are meant to eat carbs, but an excess of carbs will turn into fat in our bodies. In the case of cats and dogs that are not necessarily equipped to handle carbs, weight management issues may surface.

At Weruva, we formulate our foods with the carnivore in mind. This means more meat which in turn means the vast majority of calories come from protein and fat. A protein- and fat-based focus with limited carbohydrates helps promote healthy weight management.