How to Have a Healthy Cat_Featured_, Animals, Pets, Wildlife Saturday, April 21st, 2012
(NaturalNews) Domestic cats are suffering with more and more health problems at earlier ages. Clearly something is profoundly wrong with the current model of feline health care. Here the main cause of this decline in health is explored, along with the action you can take to have an enormous and positive impact on your cat’s quality of life.
Diet is at the heart of the majority of feline health problems
Most people who are concerned for their own health are fully appreciative of the role food plays in their health. The motto ‘garbage in, garbage out’ is a succinct, if somewhat crude way of getting this message across.
The same is no less true for cats. Commercial cat food is the fast food of the feline world. Commercial cat food manufacturers are corporations. Corporations are all about making as big a profit as possible. That is there bottom line. Corporations are run by many people all doing their job, making up the bigger picture. Corporations tend not to have much in the way of ethics or scruples as these get in the way of profit.
There are few laws in any country regarding pet food. Those that are in existence are almost impossible to uphold. Few people will spend the thousands in legal fees needed to pursue a lawsuit for the sake of an animal. The few who are able and willing would have a hard time proving that the brand in question caused the problem.
The ingredients of most commercial cat food
The best food will always go to the more lucrative human market. Meat is expensive. Every tiny morsel that can be turned into a profit, will be. Cats don’t just get the dregs, they get what is deemed to be unsuitable for human consumption – slaughter house waste (fat, etc), road kill, euthanized animals from small laboratories, dead or diseased farm and zoo animals, even euthanized pets from veterinary clinics in some countries.
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