Making sure the food you feed your cat has the necessary nutritional elements is just as important with canned food as it is with dry food. Since cats originally hunted for their own dinner, so their digestive system is tuned toward foods with high amounts of protein, moderate amounts of fat, and minimal amounts of carbohydrates. They also require more than a dozen other nutrients in their diet, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. According to researchers at Cornell University, if you feed your cat a complete, balanced diet, there’s generally no need for supplements. Carefully read both the ingredients list and nutritional value listing of any food you are considering. All pet foods that carry an Association of American Feed Control Officers (AAFCO)-approved nutritional guarantee, often referred to as the “AAFCO statement,” are considered to be nutritionally complete and balanced. If you ever have any questions about what is best for your cat’s health, consult your veterinarian.