Study required on the use of emulsifiers in cat food and effect on cat health

Cat food contains emulsifiers which may cause Type 2 diabetes

A study is required on the use of emulsifiers in cat food such as xanthan gum as a study concerning humans published in The Lancet found an association between emulsifiers in heavily processed human food and an increased risk of type II diabetes. Might there be a similar increased risk in domestic cats? The …

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Eureka! Vegan pet food saves planet Earth

Plant-based diet for dogs and cats would be transformative for the world

This is a remarkable study but one that was due to happen as it is now possible to make nutritionally complete and balanced vegan pet food both for dogs and cats. Yes, put aside the notion that cats have to eat processed, sterilized, diseased meat from livestock and road kill and think vegan diet. …

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Pet Food Uniform Regulatory Reform Act of 2024 (PURR Act) will result in even more tainted pet food

"PURR will result in even more tainted pet food, which means more sick and dead animals" - Nathan Winograd

Nathan Winograd – the voice of America’s displaced pets – says that the PURR Act will lead to more sick and dead animals as it will weaken oversight. He reports that there “have been 3,691 FDA pet product recalls,” and “the vast majority — 68% — were pet food related.” RELATED: How To Read …

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Indicators for a vitamin B6 dietary supplement in domestic cats

Vitamin B6 deficiency may be present in sick and/or elderly domestic cat according to a study.

Our study supports that vitamin B6 dietary supplementation may be indicated in junior to adult animals diagnosed with an infectious, chronic, or acute condition or healthy cats with body weight ranging from optimal to overweight. In older cats, even if healthy, underweight to optimal cats appear to be at risk of vitamin B6 deficiency. …

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Nitrites and nitrates in pet food and in human food

Nitrites and nitrates are in some human foods and in pet foods and they are carcinogenic

In France, nitrites and nitrates are allowed in human food but are disallowed in pet food which has outraged many members of the public. In America, the Pet Food Safety Law caps permissible nitrite levels at hundred parts per million in pet food but the Association of American Feed Control Officials has published a …

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No cat food in Gaza since the war began on Oct 7

Riham Intisar Harb, a displaced Palestinian who fled her home due to Israeli strikes, carries one of their cats, at a tent camp in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 8, 2023.

This might appear to be a minor point to many but I would disagree. I have learnt that cat food is unavailable at retail outlets in Gaza after the outcome of the current war from a charming story of three cats who were evacuated from North Gaza and taken to the south with the …

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‘Many people use needles to poke a small hole in dog and cat food to poison dogs and cats’ in China

In China it is alleged that a person or persons are poisoning dogs and cats by injecting the poison into bags of cat and dog food on the shelves of retailers

This is what someone tweeted recently: “Nowadays, many people use needles to poke a small hole in the dog food and cat food delivered by others to poison them. And now there are people poisoning the grass on the road. Some people in my country have gone crazy. I don’t know what the situation …

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