Six diseases caused by dry cat food: switch to canned or homemade now!
Cancer, digestive problems like chronic diarrhea, kidney failure or disease, urinary tract disease, diabetes and obesity are the main diseases that could be eliminated by feeding your cat moist, canned or homemade cat food.
Dry cat food may be convenient and inexpensive, but the time and money you save may end up costing you more to keep your cat healthy. Recently, more and more studies show that dry cat food is too full of grains and fillers to be considered healthy for your cat. A common mistake that vets and common people make is to treat your cat like a little dog. A cat's physiology is completely different from a dogs. What works for dogs, kibble with a bowl of water, does not work for cats. Cats are carnivores, unlike dogs, cats can't be healthy with a lot of grains and fillers in their food.
Here are six diseases that have been directly linked to dry cat food:
1. Cancer - intestinal cancer in cats is a huge problem that could be solved if only people didn't feed their cats dry food. Stomach cancer is also a very common diagnosis for cats that are fed a primarily dry cat food diet. The processing of the grains creates toxins like acrylamide and others that have been known to cause cancer.
2. Digestive problems - people (vets included) seem to think it's normal - cats and digestive problems go hand in hand - but it doesn't have to be that way. Chronic diarrhea in cats, vomiting, bloody stool in cats, are all caused by the poor nutrition in the dry cat food. Those symptoms, chronic diarrhea in cats and vomiting are just your cat's body trying to eliminate the toxins and unhealthy food quickly. The dry cat food is essentially poisoning your cat and the cat's body is reacting by trying to get the poisons out.
3. Obesity - cats are not meant to be fat. I know the media portrays a funny image of big, fat, lazy cats, but it's no laughing matter when your cat starts getting other weight related illnesses and your vet bills go up or your cat dies. Basically, there are too many carbohydrates in dry cat food. The little cat's body can't process all that starch and it turns directly to fat. If you have a fat cat and you are trying those dry cat food "weight-loss" formulas and they just aren't working, try switching to canned food, your cat will eat less and will get better nutrition, the weight will come off.
4. Kidney disease in cats - Cats are not big on drinking water, think about it, in the wild, cats get most of the moisture they need from the animals they kill and eat. The blood, meat and organs all contain moisture so it is rare that cats need to get a drink. So here we go feeding cats dry food with very little moisture and hope they drink enough to compensate. It just doesn't happen, so cats are dehydrated, stones and kidney disease develop more often than it should.
5. Urinary tract disease - closely linked to kidney disease in cats - not enough moisture in the food causes inflammation and disease. Just feeding your cat canned food, even non prescription canned food protects your cat from Urinary Tract Disease.
6. Diabetes - high carbs in people and in cats causes diabetes. Even the so called "low Carb" formulas are still too high for your cat. All dry food requires starch to make it dry and the processing makes it like "candy" for your cats rather than nutritionally sound meals. So feeding your cat dry food is like feeding them candy all the time and we all know that no one can live on candy alone!Please, for the sake of your cat's health and for your pocketbook, start feeding your cat canned or homemade food. You'll save money in the long run and improve the quality of your cat's life. Read about Duke, a cat whose life was saved by switching from dry cat food.
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