Worried about the surge in recalls surrounding pet food lately? You should be, human.
Many health experts and nutritionists have attributed the increase in human health problems (cancer in particular) to the increase in processed food in our diet. I don’t think it’s any different from us cats. After all, pre-packaged cat food can contain tons of things that your cat doesn’t need, and could be potentially harmful, like additives.
Cats have survived for millenia on “human” food, so why have we come to believe that we need store-bought commercial food, prepared specially for us?
When you learn to make your own cat health food, you can make sure that your cat is well-nourished, without the necessity of unhealthy preservatives.
If you plan on homemade meals for your kitty, here 3 “human” foods you can add to your cat’s health food diet.
1. Fresh, Organic, Muscle Meat.
Cats are obligate carnivores, this means that their bodies survive on animal-sourced protein. Stick with poultry and rabbit as the bulk of the diet, and only include fish-based foods as a treat (fish and beef are common food allergens for cats). There’s an ongoing debate about pork, so you may want to leave that off the list for the time being. Make sure your meat is antibiotic and hormone free. Why muscle meat is particularly important, is because it’s lower in carbohydrates, and higher in protein.
2. Refrain from Starches & Grains
Cats just don’t need large amounts of starch like humans do, in order to maintain good health. Our bodies naturally thrive on animal-sourced protein, not carbohydrates, so refrain from adding any of those to our meals.
A whole cooked egg is a great source of protein and fat for your cat and its also much easier to digest, so adding a cooked egg in your cat’s homemade meal every 3-4 days or so is a great way to boost his protein supplements.
All this talk about food is getting me hungry. Let’s get me some fresh meat.
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