Cats have much higher protein needs than omnivores and surprisingly, they don’t adapt well to reduced protein or fasting . They don’t seem to have good mechanisms to compensate for the various amino acid and vitamin deficiencies that develop, so they suffer from ammonia toxicity, methylation problems, and oxidative stress.
Dr. Phinney is also a researcher and author of dozens of studies into ketogenic diets. The benefits of the ketogenic diet are that it helps to burn belly fat and lose visceral fat, claims supported by science. It usually takes about two to seven days of following this diet for ketosis to take place and this is when rapid fat burning takes place. Contrary to popular belief, nutritional ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis are completely different conditions. While ketosis obtained with a keto diet is safe and beneficial to the body, ketoacidosis is a dangerous pathological condition.
A diet high in fat and protein but very low in carbs is called a ketogenic or “keto” diet. Ketosis is a process that happens when your body doesn't have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy.