animals & pet care

Chicken for cats: What are the benefits of animal-based protein?


Cats are obligate carnivores and they eat meat out of biological necessity and 52 percent of a cat’s calorie intake is from protein, which can be synthesized best through animal-based protein. Feeding cats an animal-based protein diet can help them maintain healthy muscle structures and provide them with natural forms of amino acids. 

Having protein in the cat’s diet is vital for its overall health and long-term wellbeing. With this in mind, IAMS has developed a line that is uniquely tailored for cats’ needs and has chicken as its number one ingredient.


Animal-based protein sources like chicken can greatly improve the quality of protein in a cat’s diet as these proteins are easier for cats to digest and absorb. Animal-based protein can help cats maintain healthy muscle structure and provide them  with natural forms of amino acids.

Cats can internally produce 11 non-essential amino acids but the remaining 11 categories of essential amino acids can only be provided through a nutritious diet to meet their needs. IAMS cat food offers high-quality animal-based proteins that are palatable, complete and enriched with amino acids that meet all of a cat’s essential requirements.


IAMS was founded by Paul Iams in 1946 in a small feed mill near Dayton, Ohio, United States, He is an alumnus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1950, Iams developed the world’s first animal-based protein, dry dog food. Now, IAMS is a brand of dog food and cat food manufactured by Spectrum Brands in Europe and Mars, Incorporated worldwide.

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