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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Cat food is ultra-processed. This kind of food risks diabetes, cancer and depression in people

Does ultra-processed dry cat food cause health problems that have not been properly investigated such as diabetes and cancer

I’m going to suggest a potential link between the ultra-processed dry cat food that we give cats and certain health issues in cats. This link is rarely discussed. However, in The Times today there is a report about how ultra-processed foods raises the risk of cancer, diabetes and depression in people. The physiology of …

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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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If you are vegan and a cat owner and refuse to give your cat meat you should do this.

A bowl designed to avoid cat whisker fatigue

On social media, a user asked what food they could give their “vegan cat” because they refuse to feed their cat anything non-vegan because they don’t eat such products in their home. The person refused to change their ways. And on social media that person was heavily criticised. Everybody criticised them and they threw …

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How do I make my cat vegan?

How do I make my cat vegan?

The answer to the question in the title is in one easy step! But there are important warnings about this. Please see below. It is a myth that cats can’t be vegan because there is a well-established dry cat food on the market which is NUTRITIONALLY COMPLETE VEGAN CAT FOOD containing “all the nutrients …

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Working out the protein content of wet and dry cat food for comparison (infographic)

Protein content of wet versus dry cat food comparison

I am happy with this infographic which I hope explains in a clear way how to compare the protein content of wet and dry cat foods. It can be puzzling. The protein content is important as protein is the most important nutrient in cat food. From time to time a cat caregiver might want …

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What is complete cat food?

Cat food ingredients. Complete and balanced cat food that is palatable and digestible

Complete cat food provides an optimal diet for a domestic cat. It means that it is complete in terms of balance of nutrients, digestibility and high palatability. The word “complete” refers to inclusion in the diet of adequate amounts of all essential nutrients. It must contain several essential nutrients which are not needed for …

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Do domestic cats like the taste of salt? Plus info on flavour and odour enhancers.

Do domestic cats like the taste of salt?

The internet provides discombobulated information on this topic! For example, the website Excited Cats tells me that cats like salt. They like the taste of it they say. And of course, a modicum of salt (sodium chloride) is necessary for body functions. I’m not sure that they are right that cats like salt because …

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