reply to post by minkmouse
I have noticed changes in my cats feeding habits over the last few years. I feed them dry food and sachets of wet food.
They LOVE their crunchie dry food and often won't touch the wet food. It is frustrating for a couple of reasons. First, it's not good for sterilised
cats to eat too much dry food, it gives them urinary problems, males in particular, second, it's a waste of money if I thow out uneaten wet food. I
try to vary their food all the time and buy special dry food for sterilised cats when I can but it's not available in all shops.
Luckily, I live in the country and all 3 of mine are fantastic hunters. Come spring and summer I am merely giving supplements to their more natural
wild diet (so long as they don't spray TOO much crap on the GM crops eaten by their catches).
I think it's safe to say that a lot of cat food has GMO products in it. Sad but true.....BUT....The biggest problem I think is that the general
quality of the dry food has taken a nosedive to maximise profits these last few years and to counteract this, pet food producers have been adding more
and more in the way of "appetisers" to the recipies. Appetisers that makes cats eat more of what is not good for them and crave it, hence the
growing number of problems for some cats and an apparently (to me) greater addiction to junk food which lulls many owners into thinking it's good
food because cats love it.
Remember something else quite important...pet food companies often sponsor veterinary training schools and research centres, so bad food makes sick
cats which makes vets rich. Vets have an interest in keeping "in" with the food companies. The top notch produce is usually available at vets and is
often promoted highly and costs a pretty penny, but a lot of the same companies also produce the rubbish that brings many pets to a vets door. It's a
Ultimately, I say YES to NO GMO in ANY food. Less of the good food is surely better than lots of the bad food.
3 cats here. Brother (Duke) and sister (Princess) and daughter of the sister (Squidge) from a big ginger tom.
Right now, all curled up asleep on the sofa while I type.
A couple of small handfuls of dry food and 1-2 sachets of wet food between them each day. They are happy and healthy and certainly don't look
I would kill to protect my cats. They are my family and I love them more than most humans. They are magical.
ps..if cats hate swimming and water, why do they like fish, and why don't they make mouse flavour cat food?
and here's a link to www.thepetfoodlist.com...
useful info for U.S. owners. I will look for European equivalent and
post if found.