ORGANIC CAT FOOD DIET
As we become more conscious and questioning of how we live a healthy life, we will also apply this to how we feed our pets. We as humans are now learning that diets high in fat and sugars do us no good and a return to organic foods is utterly essential if optimal health is expected. With cats as carnivores, it is also important to feed the diet that nature intended. When the diet of a cat is as close as possible to the form and nutritional composition it would eat in a natural setting, good health and long life can be expected, hence the organic cat food diet.
Feeding a natural diet of fresh foods does not have to be complicated at all. Some of the elaborate and complicated recipes found on the internet are enough to cause anyone to abandon the idea of making their own cat food. However, the diet of a wild cat is actually pretty basic. They eat whole carcass prey, often leaving the stomach and intestines behind. In the wild, your cat would be eating a high protein, high moisture content,
meat based diet, with a moderate level of fat and with only approximately 35 percent of it's diet consisting of carbohydrates. Unbeknownst to many, cats are designed to obtain most of their water with their diet since their normal prey contains approximately 75 percent water.
Look for a muscle meat- not an organ meat like liver as the first ingredient. A muscle meat would be such things as chicken or turkey. Avoid chicken by products, chicken by product meal or chicken broth. Chicken meal is technically a muscle meat but the term 'meal' denotes that it has been cooked at length at a very high temperature. By products can include feet, intestines, feathers, egg shells and other filler ingredients that offer little or no nutrition.
Things your cat should never ingest:
- Alcoholic or coffee beverages
- Grapes or raisins
- Spoiled foods
- Onions, garlic or chives
- Poultry bones
- Salt & salty foods
- Tomato leaves, stems or unripe fruit
- Yeast dough
Cats will obviously have different nutritional needs than humans and it is important to keep this in mind with a holistic philosophy. For good health for your cat try out an organic cat food diet.
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