The protein from dry food is frequently heavily based on plant matter. Plant proteins are less expensive for manufacturers than meat proteins, so using sources like corn, rice, wheat and soy is an easy way for pet food companies to improve their profit margins.
But what's good for their profit margins and shareholders isn't necessarily good for your cat. Remember to burrow into the source of protein in your cat's food to make an educated and informed choice that favors your cat's health.
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