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Title: Feline nutrition
Post by: sunshine9 on December 06, 2004, 05:23:53 PM
I thought I would link some good articles on feline nutrition. 

This article is about how to choose a good commerical cat food
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=004

This link is why canned food is better than dry for cats
http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?action=library&act=show&item=whycatsneedcannedfood

These 2 are general feline nutrtion articles.  Both of them are a little lengthy but good
http://maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.htm
http://home.earthlink.net/~jacm2/id1.html
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: BionicKoi on December 06, 2004, 06:15:01 PM
Thanks for the links, they are very informative!

A good book to pick up about commercial pet food is Food Pets Die For by Ann N. Martin

Thanks to this book, I have opened my eyes and now my cats only get Wellness and homecooked meals!
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: DragonTamer on December 06, 2004, 08:28:06 PM
I've used california natural or innova... hm..
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: sunshine9 on December 11, 2004, 06:44:45 PM
I found another great cat nutrition site

www.catinfo.org
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: kim on December 12, 2004, 02:45:10 PM
Lisa feeds raw and is moderator of her own yahoo group list, its nice :) very alternative-minded.
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: Ravyn on December 15, 2004, 12:19:12 PM
My cats currently get a mix of wet, dry, and raw.

I figure that means I got all my bases covered :) at least until I get a meat grinder. When I do, they're going totally raw man. Totally ;)
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: ruthiechan on December 27, 2004, 04:04:35 PM
Raw?
I've never heard of feeding a house cat raw food before. . .
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: kim on December 27, 2004, 08:30:06 PM
all my carnivorous beasts are raw fed...
Title: Re: Feline nutrition
Post by: Ravyn on December 29, 2004, 11:47:32 AM
The only reason my cats aren't totally fed raw now is because I haven't got a grinder. I can't put large chunks of fish or meat in the bowl because they will pull them out and then hide them around the house, trying to keep them from the other cats. And in my small apartment, there really is no feasible way to enclose them during meal times to keep this from happening. So no grinder, no all raw, alas (and grinders are expensive...at least the size I would need). They do get some mashed up fish, clams, kidney and liver bits and some of the dogs veggie mix mixed in with their wet and dry food. It kills me every time I have to buy them processed food, but until I get some moolah...

I was kind of taken aback when I first learned of feeding dogs and cats raw too, Ruthie luv :) But when you think about it, it really makes a lot of sense (and when  you research any type of processed dog or cat food, it makes even MORE sense).