Fats are the most concentrated form of food energy. They give your cat more than twice the energy of proteins or carbohydrates. They keep the structure of cells in shape and are needed for production of hormones. Fat is needed for absorption and the use of fat-soluble vitamins. It also insulates the body and protects your cats internal organs.
You should make sure that essential fatty acids are also included in your cat’s diet because they cannot be synthesised by her naturally. A great essential fatty acid, linoleic acid is vital for your cat’s skin and coat, kidney function and reproduction. Last, but definitely not least, Omega 3 and 6 are crucial in healing inflammation. Make sure you read the label before you feed your cat to know if it is getting the most important nutrients for its health.