In addition to meat and dairy products, always give your cat a certain amount of fat in their food. So why feed them fat or oil as well? There are three approaches: For cats that do not eat well, cats with skin and coat problems, saturated fats ensure a better shape and smooth, flaky skin.
The unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega-3, are essential, which means that the body cannot produce them itself, it is dependent on supplementary feeding. Meat contains enough omega-6. Both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids should be supplemented with the feed on a regular basis. They are essential for a healthy metabolism, but above all for skin and coat problems. The third argument is that cat food usually has only a low fat content and that cats with a higher calorie requirement cannot simply be offered more food. This applies to very active cats, cats in the lactation phase and to the already mentioned poorly feeding cats. So why feed fat or oil additionally? Cats would eat mice. Mice store fats and these are mostly saturated fats. This group has long been discredited, which is also reflected in dry and canned food. Barfers also like to cut off the fat parts. Accordingly, the supply of saturated fatty acids to cats is miserable. So cats need animal fats.