Gromit, eating corn on the cob
Corn is NOT a filler. It is superb source of nutrients such as:I have a hard time picturing feral cats hunting and eating corn, but whatever. I do know that Theo has a thing for corn in whatever form he can get. He has stolen corn tortilla chips right from the bag and he has chowed down on the World's Best Cat Litter (ground up corn), which is why we don't use it.
Cooked corn is highly digestible. The protein in corn is more digestible than that of rice, wheat, barley or sorghum.
- Essential fatty acids - for healthy skin and coat
- Beta-carotene, Vitamin E, Lutein - nature's antioxidants
- Highly digestible carbohydrates - for energy
- Quality proteins - for muscle and tissue growth
Laura recently cooked up some corn on the cob for lunch. After eating most of the corn and feeling inspired by Lisa feeding Gromit corn on the cob, I let Theo have a go. He loved it!
Laura had cooked four cobs of corn, we ate two for lunch and the other two were sitting out on the stove cooling down. About twenty minutes later, Laura went to put away the extra corn, but she only found one cob remaining. Sure enough, Theo had absconded with it and carried it to the dining room, where I found him working it over.
Notice how he uses his paw to steady the cob while he chomps away.
The lesson from all this: never feed Theo a human food, because if he likes it he will always be after it!