Oatmeal is often found in commercial cat foods, but just because it’s healthy for cats doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily like it.
As stated above, we all must work within our comfort zone. If you find that you are not comfortable feeding a raw meat – or semi-cooked – diet even when implementing the tips in my section, then please feed canned food and remove all dry kibble from your cat’s diet.
Laura, I have had cats all my life 50+years, long before food and toxins were an issue, the cat went to the vet if they got sick which was usually never. But in the last 20 years life has really changed. Of 7 cats one died several years ago of cancer and I have another that has been fighting IBD for over 2 years. I personally would never make my own food, to many vitamins and minerals to be measured, I have spent hours upon hours of research on pet food, toxins, diseases, I’ve listened to the vet who recommends special diet foods and I read and research the ingredients and then I wonder why they would think it was so great. The conscience cat has provided some wonderful articles on feeding and food choices and I researched further with supplements. Everyone has their own food choices, perhaps by way of cost, packaging pictures, marketing. I have found over the years cats are like people in a way, if we could live on potato chips we would cause they taste good, all that salt and grease, cats are kinda like that, they will choose taste over nutrition for a while and then their body starts to scream for nutrition. Cats are also picky about change,or so mine are, they get use to a texture and they don’t like to try new, just as they would be hesitant out in the wild. So optimally I try to think, if my cats were still wild, what would they eat? They would not graze on corn or peas or potatoes although Thomas likes to lick my left over baked potato for the butter I’m sure!
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One of the greatest challenges cat guardians face is getting their cats to consume adequate water. Cats tend to drink very little—most cats do not drink enough water—and can be fussy about how water is offered. Adding lowsodium beef or chicken broth to your cat’s food will increase her water consumption while providing a very low calorie treat. Feeding wet cat food is also a great way to increase your cat’s water intake. Both are good tips to keep in mind if your cat has bladder crystals/stones as increased water consumption is the main treatment for this ailment.Green peas are high in fibre, vitamin C, and vitamin A. In fact, you may have noticed that some cat foods include peas in their ingredient list. Cats can enjoy peas frozen, fresh, or cooked. If your cat is new to peas, try adding a couple of slightly mashed cooked peas to your cat’s food before working up to fresh peas. The pods are likely too tough for your cat to enjoy so stick to the peas themselves.