See ingestion (eat direct from food source and chew food) for a greater description of ingestive behaviour. These descriptions also apply to a prey item being eaten.
Chewing prey item
The following sequence shows the mouth and head orientation when chewing prey.
During consumption of prey a cat may hold the prey to the ground with one or both front paws and pull and tear at the carcass using the teeth to remove flesh.
Tearing flesh from prey item