How many cat breeds do you know? The first that come to my mind are Persian, Siamese, British Shorthair, and Maine Coon, but this is where it usually stops, simply because there are not as many cat breeds as there are dog breeds.
Of all the domesticated animals, both farm and companion, cats are the ones who have changed the least. But this isn’t a coincidence. The fact that cats are so well adapted to a natural lifestyle and are so close to their wild cousins has a lot to do with when, where and why cats were domesticated.
Most people know that pet cats are closely related to big cats, like lions and tigers. Most of us love this resemblance and view our pets as smaller versions of them. But how close cousins are they and do you know which animal is the closest wild relative to domestic cats?
If you take a look at labels of commercial cat foods, you will notice the vast majority of them contain grain ingredients. But why do they add so much grain to cat food? And should you avoid grain in the cat food?