Differences Cat/Dogs

What makes cats different than dogs? Why can you leave a cat alone and it will be happy whereas dogs need your attention all the time? The difference between cats and dogs comes down to their behavior, physical traits, and their metabolism.

The first big difference is in behavior. Cats in the wild are solitary hunters that are more attached to their environment than they are to other cats. This is why cats are very self sufficient. As long as cats are in their own environment they are happy. In contrast, dogs are pack animals they are happy in many different environments as long as they have their pack with them. This pack mentality allows us to train dogs to do tricks. They crave the attention that they get from their performance.

The pack behavior also relates to how a dog is built physically. In the wild they are designed to run down their prey. This translates to dogs being built as long distance runners. Cats are designed to stalk their prey. Their instincts lead them to sneak up on their prey and then pounce. This leads to cats being built more as sprinters than long distance runners.

There is also a difference between cats and dogs that relates to their diet. Cats are strictly carnivores. In the wild they need to eat meat to survive. Cats also need to eat more often than dogs. Dogs are omnivores, meaning that they can sustain life from both plant and animal sources of energy. In a survival situation dogs can maintain themselves totally on plant-based foods.

For this reason we have two distinct food models, one for cats which consists of Meat or Poultry, inners, and vitamins and supplements that the cat needs a source of. This is called the Prey diet. On the other hand we have a recipe for dogs that consists of meat or poultry, inners, and vitamins and supplements that dogs need added to their diet. And this is called the BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet.

Prey Model

The "prey model" diet attempts to simulate the proportions of an actual prey animal in a pet's diet. Actual whole prey are used whenever possible, including whole rabbits, chickens, game hens and turkeys. Generally, the diet recommends 80% meat (including some 'meaty' organs such as heart), 10% bone and 10% organs (of which half is liver). The supporters of the prey model also focus on feeding meats from a wide variety of animals.

Our high protein premium formulas are low in fat and low in carbohydrates (less than 1%), and they are made with locally sourced free range GMO feed free and humanly raised fresh 100% U.S.D.A. and FDA whole meats or poultry, grade A inspected eggs (yokes for cats and whites for dogs), filtered water, crushed bone, innards, Taurine, Salmon oil(Omega 3), Biotin, Folic acid and fortified with our proprietary supplements that address vitamin and other deficiencies in your pets diet. Organs and crushed bone provide a rich protein source to restore body cells, facilitate healing and health, and to help regenerate the organs of the body & muscles.

Barf Model

The "BARF" diet, an acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw Food was created by Billinghurst. The acronym was coined by Debra Tripp. A typical BARF diet is made up of 60-80% of raw meaty bones (RMB), that is bones with about 50% meat, (e.g. chicken neck, back and wings) and 20-40% of fruit and vegetables, offal, meat, eggs, or dairy foods.

In our research we found that dogs need a little boost from select vegetables and fruits to maintain their health. The vegetables and fruits are blended in a special blender (after they are decored) to break down the cells and make it easier for the dog to digest the nutrients. Adding vegetables & fruits is further supported by what is known as the B.A.R.F. diet searchable by anyone on the internet. So we created a special recipe blend for dogs (omnivore), 75% Raw Meat, Crushed Bone, Innards and 25% Vegetables and Fruits. Recommended vegetables and fruits are: Organic Carrots, Organic Summer Squash, Organic Zucchini, Apples (decored), and Pears (decored). These fruits and vegetables stimulate circulation and enhance blood flow as a digestive aid, have anti-oxidants to help fight cancer,

help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), provide a source for carotene, provide sources of water-soluble fiber, helps maintain heart beat, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, help nourish the optic nerves to improve eyesight, and facilitates healthy joints.

Some other interesting differences between cats and dog include:

  • Cats are finiky eaters and very particular about their food whereas dogs will eat almost anything you put on their plate.
  • Dogs can go longer without food than cats can. Dogs are able to utilize their own body fat for energy more efficiently than cats.
  • Cats have retractable claws. This allows them to keep their claws sharp, whereas dogs are constantly wear -ing down their claws.
  • The cat’s body is designed for climbing and jumping. This allows them to hunt or escape predators by climbing trees or other objects. Dogs are more earthbound. They can’t jump or climb in the same way that cats can.
  • Dogs need to be potty trained. It can take a lot of time and effort to potty train a puppy. Cats potty train themselves. All you need to do is provide a litter box. Instinct takes over from there.
  • Cats have 30 teeth compared to dogs, which have 42 teeth.
  • Cats metabolize medications differently than dogs and humans do. This means that certain medications that are safe for dogs or humans can actually be toxic to a cat.
  • Cats have a longer memory than dogs. Kittens can remember things for up to 16 hours, compared to 5 minutes in a dog.