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JAVMA, Vol 221, No. 11, December 1, 2002 Vet Med Today: Timely Topics in Nutrition1559 The carnivore connection to Nutrition in catsIn another time long ago, Leonardo da Vinci said, The smallest feline is a masterpiece. 1 And for thoseof us who marvel at the wonder that is a cat, there is nodoubt that his statement was remarkable for its sim-plicity as well as its truth. Cats are amazing creatures,unique and interesting in almost every way this, it has been common for veterinarians toconsider cats and dogs as similar beings for anesthesiaprotocols, clinical diseases, and treatments. However, itis quite clear that cats are unique in all conceivableways, particularly in their nutritional are strict carnivores that rely on nutrients in ani-mal tissues to meet their specific and unique Nutrition -al requirements.
JAVMA, Vol 221, No. 11, December 1, 2002 Vet Med Today: Timely Topics in Nutrition 1561 tial for cats. It has an important role in the synthesis and
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