Everyone knows that cats don’t like water… Except the prionailurus viverrinus. Did you know they are considered a «fishing cat breed»? This wild cat loves water, in fact they draw most of their food from it. They use their tail as a rudder, since it has webbed forelimbs.
Domestic cats, as we know them, have no fishing skills. On the other hand, they found a way to win the fishermen’s hearts a long time ago. The earliest ancestors of catsprowled around human communities as rodent police. Since mice and rats were attracted to human food, fishermen took cats along maritime trade routes, with the aim of eliminating rodents on ships and in ports. This was the beginning of a profitable relationship for both parties!
Integrating fish into the diet of our feline companions has many advantages. It is a very protein-rich meat, an excellent source of fatty acids and it also contains taurine. Unlike other mammals, cats do not produce taurine. This essential amino acid improves digestion and contributes to the health of the eyes as well as
to the cardiovascular system. Therefore, they must obtain it from food, such as fish.
Cat’s taste preferences are often linked to their sense of smell in addition to their sense of taste. Fishes have a fairly strong smell, which sometimes repels humans, but is extremely attractive to our feline friends. It is therefore easy to use this meat as a flavour enhancer to whet the appetite of picky eaters or underweight cats.
This is why Oven-Baked Tradition offers several products with fish as the first ingredient. Vary your feline companion’s menu with our slow-oven-baked fresh fish recipes with or without grains, our unique semi-moist recipe, several delicious fish fillets and salmon pâté. No need to live on a ship to enjoy fishing… Offer the delicacies of the sea to your cat, in the comfort of your home!