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give me a as healthy as possible canned cat food, without carrageenan in it.
I buy Earthborn chicken canned cat food by the case. (My cats go nuts for it.) The box clearly states that the product is made in Thailand. When you read Earthborn’s publicity information, you have to read it very carefully as they do not state this. They note that their dry food is prepared in a U.S. facility. They also say that they TRY to avoid sourcing elements in their vitamin mix from China…. I feed Earthborn as my cats like it and seem to do well on it. As mentioned, I am unhappy with the potato starch and carrageenan. I also wish the product was made in the U.S. including all its elements.
I feed Earthborn chicken canned food. My cats love it. I don’t like that it has potato starch, carrageenan, and guar gum. I buy it by the case. I had one batch that didn’t seem to be mixed well –looked like some powdery substance wasn’t mixed in well. I learned that they mix by hand so the flakes of meat are not damaged. I also had a can with a bit of gray item in it and the company is sending me a mailer so they can take a look at what it might be…looks like a piece of organ meat to me. It is my cats favorite food. They go nuts for it.
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When experts list the top canned cat foods for cats, Halo's Spot's Stew usually earns a recommendation. High quality ingredients and a spotless safety record are why. For example, packs chunks of chicken, chicken liver and turkey into a broth rich with vegetables -- carrots, zucchini, green peas, yellow squash, green beans and celery -- and no grains. That's key, experts say, because cats haven't evolved to digest grain. In addition, Spot's Stew flavors are free of any controversial ingredients, though another variety -- Halo's Spot's Pate -- does contain carrageenan. The cat food comes only in smaller-sized cans (3 and 5.5 ounces), but they are BPA-free.Although it is a little bit of a challenge to find a canned dog food or cat food without the ingredient carrageenan, when you read the research done on this ingredient, you’ll probably feel the search for a carrageenan free pet food is worth the effort. Right now – the end of May 2012 – the National Organic Standards Board will be deciding on whether to continue to allow carrageenan as an approved ingredient in organic foods (human as well as animal foods). Supporters of carrageenan argue it is a ‘natural’ ingredient sourced from seaweed. However significant research has found carrageenan to be far from ‘natural’ and has linked the ingredient to serious health concerns.To me, these issues are even more important than the quality and source of the micro-ingredients in a food and who manufactures the food. Of course, I would never use a cat food created in China, but high quality pet food canning plants are few and far between even in the US. Now, there are some small ingredients I’ve taken a great interest in – such as carrageenan and . This is because there may be life-threatening problems associated with these substances if they are consumed regularly over time. On the other hand, people ask about a lot of ingredients, like guar gum, that are not – to my knowledge thus far – known to be a big risk.if i can remember correctly, FF doesn't use the gums or carrageenan and all the original pate flavors are grain-free. it's the by-products that make it questionable food, but if that's what your cat likes and wants to eat, go with whatever doesn't make your life unbearable. finding affordable food their cats will even eat is the issue for most people, all additives aside.