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It is our fault that domestic cat food is often of poor quality — 5 Comments

  1. Sorry,fingers not stylus shaped enough!

    ….going by what I see on the shelves, absence of grain is definitely being used as a USP for all manner of brands now available. Some appears to be good stuff, some don’t appear to be quite what they seem.

    A big yes to packaged, raw ‘mouse’! A line of Rabbit (probably have to be baby bunnies for ease of packaging) would add welcome variety. How about some fresh water fish too? I have been lucky enough to see a cat catch a brown trout from a little nant in Wales. It was a slick bit of hunting, over quickly and took a surprisingly long time for old Teddy to chomp his way through it. I swear he was making it last, really savouring it.

    Although serving up whole animals as pet food would take a bit of getting used to, and getting over any squeamishness, I think it would be a winner as cats would do a lot better health wise and might get addicted to a real natural diet instead of the crack cocaine type addictive cereals.

  2. It’s good to read an article that pulls no punches about our responsibilities and the lamentable standards of pet food.

    There is a glacially slow change happening in the UK goingbywhat I see on the

    • I am as culpable as the next person. A problem is that cats become addicted or prefer the taste of dry cat food. It is like kids becoming addicted to sugary drinks and junk food. It can be hard to get cats to eat wet food if both wet and dry are provided. That’s my experience.

      • Trying to get a carb addicted cat back on to a more appropriate diet can be the longest and most frustrating haul ever.

        We all buy into it in someway I think, very difficult to break free from the pet food industry.

        • I fed my boy cooked fish yesterday (with added water). He liked it and ate the lot. An hour later he sicked the whole lot up. He returned to his dry cat food (Royal Canin Dental) shortly thereafter. He only eats dry at night but he prefers it to all other foods except king prawns (a treat).

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