In any case, you can eat, but not in large quantities. The fact is that cat food is intended for cats and has a different content of proteins-carbohydrates-fats than humans. Cats need a lot more protein, so if you eat only cat food, you can catch protein deficiency, which is fraught with consequences. In addition, it all depends on the class of feed. Kitiket is an economy class and is made from bone meal - hooves, bones, etc., there are also premium and super-premium classes, where the composition of the feed is sometimes better than the composition of our food, besides, it passes all sorts of tests, so it, in small quantities, is healthier to eat than our food. To summarize, if you like to eat cat food from time to time, there is nothing wrong with that, just try not to overuse and choose premium food.
Mary Roach in her book "Food Travel" talks about palatant - a casing for "pillows" of dry food, the smell and taste of which attracts animals. Food with different tastes is the difference in the smell and taste of the casing.
"Dogs, choosing one or they rely more on smell than on taste when deciding whether to pounce on or sluggishly try. (For dogs, smell and taste of food correlate as 70 to 30. For cats, this ratio is about 50 to 50.) "
"And immediately a clear difference in the behavior of dogs and cats becomes noticeable. If the former almost always (from time to time - even literally ), are ready to sniff food the moment a bowl appears in front of them, the latter are more cautious. First, they would like to try a little. "
"In 1973, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) nutritional control group published a brochure called Food Evaluation Sheets. It said that a third of canned dog food people buy for themselves. And not because they like them, but because they cannot afford to purchase meat products at higher prices. "
Several years ago, in the office of the company where I worked then, a new girl at the reception was hired. Sensible, lively, skillful. Usually the company had two office managers at the counter, between whom the responsibilities were strictly distributed. Her colleague fell ill and the new girl had to work for two. Including - setting the table in the meeting room for guests: tea, coffee, mineral water, sweets, cookies. In the usual way, this was the responsibility of the sick person. After a couple of days, I accidentally grab a cookie from a saucer for guests (usually I limited myself to nuts) and I realize that something is wrong. A quick internal investigation found out - the girl poured "cookies" from a large package without labels, into which for some reason our compassionate cleaning lady poured a couple of dozen packages of some kind of cat crackers. And since we often had all sorts of products in industrial packaging in our office, the girl from the reception did not feel any trick. There were no complaints from the negotiators. No one went to hospitals
I would not recommend using animal feed as food.
You can try this dirty trick as an exotic snack - at one time at Zooindustria I crunched "expanded clay" for nothing to do and even tried to use it as snack. But this pleasure is not great. Especially when you consider that the ingredients there are by definition not of the highest quality.
In general, commercial feeds are still rubbish. Dry - an order of magnitude worse than "wet". At the same time, the feline, theoretically, is not even distinguished by the protein content (in cats, the need for it is twice as high as in dogs), but by the presence of the amino acid taurine - which, however, is not one of the main 20 that make up proteins. p>