You're searching around, looking for the best cat food perhaps because you have a new kitten and want to provide her with the best. Or perhaps it's because you seem to have had a lot of illnesses with your past cats and are now wondering if the diet could be partly responsible.
Well, let me tell you that categorically, without a shadow of doubt, diet is all important to anyone's health, including that of your cat.
Providing the best cat food will be the biggest step towards keeping your cat as healthy as possible.
So what is it?
Cats have spent a long time evolving to their present state. Many millions of years, in fact. Many tens of millions of years.
Over that time, they have perfectly adapted to the food that is available to them on a regular basis.
Whatever gives us the idea that we, as a species, can better that?
Whilst advertising, with it's alluring pictures and fine words, may tell us 'science' has improved a cats diet, rest assured it hasn't. The advertising remains just that - pretty pictures and fine words, aimed at improving the health of the manufacturers bank balance rather than the health of your cat.
So let's go back to the earlier question - what is the best cat food?
There is not a shadow of doubt that the best cat food is that which is so close to a wild cat's diet as to be almost identical.
OK, I'm not asking you to go out and catch mice - your cat can do a better job of that than you can.
Let's look at a wild cat's diet. Cats kill their prey and eat it all immediately. They aren't opportunist eaters, like dogs, who are happy to eat carrion. So what does this tell us, about the qualities of the food?
- it must be raw
- it must be fresh
- it must contain bones
- it must include organ meat
- it must be varied
That's quite a daunting list for someone new to the idea of not opening a box or can for your cat's dinner.
And there is a bit to learn to apply those principles.
But it is really easy, once you get to know the basics and how to apply them.
Your cat will think she's died and gone to heaven.
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