Many readers of this website have kindly donated their valuable time to translate this important information into various languages. Please click PDF options for more information. Diet is the brick and mortar of health. This web page lays out some often-ignored principles of feline nutrition and explains why cats have a better chance at optimal health if they are fed canned food or a balanced homemade diet instead of dry kibble. Putting a little thought into what you feed your cat s can pay big dividends over their lifetime and very possibly help them avoid serious, painful, and costly illnesses. An increasing number of nutrition-savvy veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary internists, are now strongly recommending the feeding of canned food instead of dry kibble. The three key negative issues associated with dry food are: 1 water content is too low 2 carbohydrate load is too high 3 type of protein — too high in plant-based versus animal-based proteins. In addition, dry food is very heavily processed which includes being subjected to high temperatures for a long time resulting in alteration and destruction of nutrients. Where do you think kibble would reside in this scenario? There is nothing fresh about this source of food and it certainly does not come close to resembling a bird or a mouse.
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