Do You Really Know What Your Cat is Eating?

May 7, 2013

in Cats

There are no legal or scientific definitions for such terms as; super premium, premium, natural and quality but these are terms used by the commercial cat food companies. The source of the ingredients are vital. Cats are carnivores and their diet should be meat-based.

Is your cat overweight and no matter what you do, your cat will not lose weight?

Obesity in cats has reach a crisis. This crisis occurred as a result of feeding them too much of the wrong foods. If you take your cat off carbohydrates and feed him/her a meat-based diet, your cat will be healthier and happier. Start your cat on an exercise program like; climbing a tree, fetching a ball or playing with toys. Additionally, your cat will aviod health problems brought on by obesity that can be quite costly.

You should change your cat’s diet to a species-appropriate diet

We should be reasonable when addressing this situation. Let’s consider our domestic cats’ origin. The wild cats of Africa is where our domestic cats descended. Thanks to Mother Nature, cats thrive in a desert climate.

A desert is a dry environment yeilding very little water. Since that is the origin of our domestic cats, Mother Nature designed a cat’s body to be efficient in digesting meat with a low-thrist drive. Rarely will a cat eat plant food and when he does, it comes from the stomach of his/her prey.

Mother Nature designed a cat in such a manner that dry, processed and plant foods are not part of the cats’ evolutionary diet. Cats’ digestive system is not designed to extract needed nutrients from plants but is well designed to extract needed nutrients from meat. Their digestive system is acidic and short – that means that they can efficiently digest meat, bones and even most bacteria.

In the desert, it’s a common occurance to see cats eating prey that’s infested with flies and other parasites.

The organ meats, of their prey, provide moisture. Their prey’s stomach content, provide seeds, wild grasses, berries and various nuts. Their prey’s bones serve as tooth brushes for cats.

Since cats don’t have a high thirst drive, prolong use of dry food causes chronic dehydration, diabetes, urinary track problems, a weakened immune system and eventual death.

Why would commercial cat food companies produce such non-beneficial cat foods?

PROFITS – grains are cheaper than meats – then they load up the dry foods with harmful preservatives. All of this spells danger for our domestic cats.

The unproveable claims made by the commercial cat food companies that their dry foods are wholesome, nutritious, all natural and well-balanced flies in the face of reason.

What should you feed your cats?

You should feed your cats a diet that closely mimics the diet of their predecessors. A raw meat diet with a little taurine sprinkled on top. Avoid feeding your cat(s) dry foods or any commercial food with any of their first five ingredients listed as a carbohydrate.

When purchasing food for your cat, always be mindful that cats are not humans. Our dietary requirements are different from cats. Return the love your cat has shown you and your family by feeding him/her food that is beneficial to them and enhance their longevity. By doing that, you will has greatly reduced the chance of your cat dying a premature death.

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