Are You Aware Of This Dangerous Cat Feeding Mistake?

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How and what we feed our feline companions can have a huge impact on their health. Nutrition and getting your cat well fed – the foundation of any cat’s health – is one aspect of cat keeping that all responsible cat owners should pay ample attention to. And when it comes to making your cats happy and healthy, one should perform his or her job seriously as the cat’s “parent.”



It doesn’t really matter whether you can afford to shell out only pennies or dollars. After all, one doesn’t need to spend a million to keep a cat in tip-top shape. Just put a little thought into details, ensuring that the cat food you’re offering consists of a balance of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. At the end of the day, you’ll end up reaping the dividends of your assiduousness and preventing some serious, costly illnesses from afflicting your feline pals.

There is much debate surrounding the use of wet versus dry cat food. Although dry cat food is indeed less hard on the wallet and is pretty convenient (not to mention it doesn’t spoil so easily), Dr. Karen Becker, an integrative wellness veterinarian, contends that feeding dry food to cats should be avoided. Cats, by nature, are obligate carnivores that rely on nutrients in animal tissue to thrive and are predators that need to consume a diet high in protein but with moderate amounts of fats and carbs. The problem with dry food is that it tends to be short on moisture and protein content (but more on carbohydrates and calories!). Furthermore, in their natural habitats, cats hunt prey that is composed of 70% water, but dry food only offers a stingy amount of water (about 6–10%). No mathematical genius is required here to point out that significant moisture discrepancy.



Dr. Baker also shares that feeding meals with less-than-standard amount of moisture and nutrients to cats might lead to painful (possibly costly!) consequences: feline lower urinary tract disorder (FLUTD) and dental diseases.

Read more about how you can prevent these disorders through this link: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/08/21/top-10-cat-health-conditions.aspx

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