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ButterflyEffect  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: CATS - an informal guide

Why is grain free so important?




rd95  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

To add to OftenBen and WanderingEng, grains often cause digestive and allergy problems. Our dog, for instance, has real bad skin irritations (she would literally chew herself raw) and grains in her food were part of the cause.

OftenBen  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Carbs are bad for cats.

They are predators whose natural diet is almost 100% meat.

Which is why I always laugh at vegans with cats. If you own a cat, you are consistently feeding it dead, ground up animals, or else it will go blind/die young.

_refugee_  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Obligate carnivores. You're either feeding it meat or you're starving it. It's the taurine right?

OftenBen  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yup.

WanderingEng  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I understand it's much closer to their natural diet. Cats typically eat very little grain, and my vet likened it to humans eating a lot of sugar. It's kind of the cat equivalent of junk food.