Her furry customer tries to sniff out the contents. Tetsuo is a Bernese Mountain Dog and he’s doing the raw food diet.
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Right now I have 2 cats and they eat a specialty Dental Kibble and a commercial brand of moist canned food. I have had dogs and cats before and back then it wasn't on anyone's radar. No one even thought about raw over commercial, now many are looking deeper into the subject.
Specialty Vet kibbles are costly compared to store brand kibbles and can't argue the fact that some of the ingredients in both are impossible to pronounce and we have no idea what they are. Can't argue that corn doesn't belong in pet food, it's just a filler and pets can have an allergic reaction to it or the other additives in the commercial brands.
We can say that about food that Humans consume as well. Many documented cases of the same problem and people dying from it, no matter how carefully we handle it. So what is a pet owner to do? I think that the USFDA is wise to remind people that it can happen in pet and human food and they can't stress it enough to take precautions when handling raw meat/fish. I think some vets and commercial food companies are seeing the trend shifting to the raw diet and only worried about their almighty bank account, nothing more.He believes the diet is in fact downright dangerous and he’s hardly alone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning that "raw pet food was more likely to be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria." The pathogens can include salmonella and listeria and, according to Joffe, find their way into a home no matter how carefully an owner handles raw meat.
I can see the benefits to the raw diet, and will do some research into it. Human and pet food is so processed, and the nutritional value is slipping. Food allergies are forcing the public to rethink their diet and their pets. If I like what I see, I would consider giving it a try with my cats.
Here are the ingredients in my cat's dental kibble -
Here are the ingredients in a can of moist fish cat food -Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose, Pork Fat, Chicken Liver Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, Lactic Acid, Soybean Oil, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine, Iodized Salt, Calcium Carbonate, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Mixed Tocopherols for freshness, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Natural Flavors.
I have been trying to find out what B-6051 is, but having no luck so far.Fish, poultry by-products, water sufficient for processing, meat by-products, liver, rice, shrimp, artificial and natural flavors, added color (Red 3 and other color), guar gum, calcium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, carrageenan, magnesium sulfate, choline chloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, sodium nitrite (to promote color retention), calcium pantothenate, Vitamin A supplement, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, biotin, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, potassium iodide. B-6051