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RE: "Cat Food question"

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Posted by: AshleyElla at Sun Sep 11 16:02:51 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by AshleyElla ]  
   

Hi There,

It's true that there is a huge difference in the quality of "grocery store" pet foods when compared to "pet store only" foods. If you compare labels, the differences will become clear.

You want to see more protein than grains in any cat food. Corn is often added to cat food because it is a cheap filler. But it isn't good for them and often causes cats to become overweight, which can lead to additional problems.

Look at the first 5 ingredients on any cat food label. If they are grains only, skip that food. Look for some kind of real meat and very few carbs. Meat-by-products can be any part of an animal, from skin and hair to internal organs. I am one of the few that is not totally against by-products in cat food because if a cat were to kill their own meal, it would eat some of those parts that we find so objectionable. Even stomach and intestinal contents.

If you are going to switch your cat over to another food, please remember to make all changes slow and gradual. Mix the 2 foods, decreasing the old one, while steadily increasing the new one. Hopefully, this will avoid gastrointestinal disturbances.

Regards,
AshleyElla


   

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