After our recent post on dog food generated a lot of interest, we thought we would follow it up with a discussion on what we should be feeding cats. And as we discovered with the range of dog food sold in some supermarkets, we also wouldn’t feed some of it to cats either.
Why is it, when a company should be trying to provide the best service or product it can, that some seem determined to do the opposite and provide unhealthy, unsafe or just undesirable ingredients for our pets?
After consulting with our vet, we determined we would definitely not feed our cat any food containing artificial ingredients, by-products or chemicals which we did not know or felt they might be unsafe. We don’t agree with feeding any dog or cat solely on dry food, or food with excessive ‘fillers’ designed to bulk the food out with very little nutritional value.
We are also very careful about providing any human-like foods which you might think are safe for cats but are not. We avoid all onion and garlic, both in its natural form and as powder in any seasoning. The same goes for cooked bones, chocolate and caffeine in any form, sausages and other cooked manufactured meats, grapes, raisins and nuts.
While that might seem quite a list of ‘do-nots‘, we know there are some good quality commercial pet food options available, and we also know we can provide ample human-grade raw products to provide a very balanced diet for them.
So, what about you guys? Do you also watch what you feed your little fur babies, or do you feel comfortable about buying regular supermarket cat food? We would love to hear your opinion.
Living each adventure,
Christine and Trevor
Empowering people to live a healthy, active, authentic and fulfilling life.
Adelaide, South Australia.
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