About the only non-specialist cat food item my two will eat is tuna.
The low-carb dry foods are also very high in phosphorus. This is especially detrimental for cats with compromised kidney function.
"I offered to give the FDA my cats' food, but they said they didn't want it," said Carol, who still has several unopened pouches of Special Kitty food in her freezer. "I told them I have the food that's on the recall list and I also have two really sick cats. I begged and pleaded them to test my food, but they didn't want it."
Carol purchased the cat food last February one month before Menu Foods recalled more than 60 million containers of contaminated pet food. The recall included the flavors of Special Kitty food that Jessica and Smudge ate.
cat but unfortunately all the specialist foods are more expensive
Veggie Cat Food? Why Not All Cats Need Meat - Scientific American
Cats are naturally carnivores. A well-balanced cat diet must contain a combination of more than 60 different nutrients, including taurine, vitamin A and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They also need protein for healthy body tissues, carbohydrates for energy, fats to enhance absorption of nutrients, vitamins for metabolism and minerals for healthy hair, skin and development. That’s why your best bet is to purchase commercial cat food that is specially designed for the purpose. Commercial cat foods are even available with the ideal balance of nutrients for different stages in you cat’s life — when they are kittens, nursing mothers or seniors. Because the complex balance of nutrients is so critical, don’t buy inexpensive brands that may contain increased levels of fillers. It’s worth the added expense for premium brands to maintain a healthy cat. Food choices include dry cat food, kibble or canned food. Some owners like to combine dry and canned cat food. To ensure your selection has the quality ingredients your cat needs, read the label and make sure your chosen brand contains a minimum of 28% protein, 36% carbohydrates and 21% fats, with the remainder in vitamins and minerals. Get more cat nutritional tips from – a clinic focused on every aspect of cat health.I discovered this when I gave in and took on an elderly black cat with no teeth that had been at the rehoming centre for ages. I asked whether I should mash her food or feed her something special, manager just gave her a bowl of nomal size catfood chunks in gravy which vanished in a flash. She would even pinch the younger cat's dry biscuits when she thought no-one was looking.A lot of people advise that feeding them the natural food (basically the 100% meat, grain free, cereal free etc stuff). That's what our boy was on when he was diagnosed with crystals, it's all about finding something that suits you and your cat but unfortunately all the specialist foods are more expensive.1. Create a safe environment for your indoor cat. "Cat proofing" your house keeps your friend from getting into everything: string, yarn, medicines, chemicals, cosmetics, plants, etc. Outdoor cats are exposed to much more: mosquitoes, fleas, cars, wild animals, internal/external parasites, coyotes, foxes, birds of prey, and other diseases carried by stray cats and dogs. Special precautions need to be taken for pets that go outdoors. For information on household dangers (toxic chemicals, plants, foods. etc.) consider downloading the ASPCA Poison Control app on your phone: