Friday, April 22, 2011

Start to read ingredients before you buy Food for your cats

Do you know some ingredients in Commercial Cat Food are harmful to your cat if fed over time, and will result in poor health and a shorter life span.

Ingredients to avoid.

The word by-product in any form
such as meat by-product, or chicken by-product. This is always very bad news.

by-products contain little, if any, meat. These are the parts of the animal left over after the meat has been stripped away from the bone. " Chicken by-products include head, feet, entrails, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, liver, stomach, bones, blood, intestines, and any other part of the carcass not fit for human consumption ,"

Wheat gluten.
This is what was contaminated and killed thousands of pets in 2007, Wheat gluten into its cat. It is highly allergenic for cats and can cause irritable bowels, just like it does in humans. It is used as a very cheap filler and very poor source of protein. It is used to boost the protein content of the food, so that it appears to be healthier than it is.

Any type of carbs is not good.
Wheat, rice, soy or corn flour. All bad for cats

Cats are obligate carnivores, their level of carbs should be kept to a minimum, ideally less than 6 per cent. Kibble will have a higher percentage of carbs and many cats will have no problem eating these. Carbs are required to make gravy so it's not good to feed their cats canned foods containing gravy.

Corn isn't digested by our carnivorous cats and can be very allergenic and may can cause much stress to the cat's system.

Ground rice or brewers rice.
May lead to an increase in heart rate, temperature, seizures, and in large quantities, even death.

BHA, and BHT
are both known to cause liver and kidney dysfunction

Ethoxyquin, a known Carcinogen
is bad for liver, kidney and bladder

And why they put all these ingredients in our cat food,
Because it's cheap !

Just have to remember one thing,
The very top notch quality cat foods are always Grain Free


Princess Jasmine said...

Thank you so much for this information. Mummy is checking our cans and pouches right now xx

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Another good, to the point, post. Our Teri feeds us Nulo and Life's Abundance because of the ingredients and quality control.

cattywumpus said...

GRAIN IS BAD FOR CATS!! Lucy threw up every day, and since I switched her to grain-free food she only throws up an occasional hair ball.

Katie Isabella said...


Petzy said...

I love my cat a lot, and that is the reason I Buy Cat Food
which is nutritious enough to meet the requiuements.