Sadly, cat disease is sky rocketing. Along with human health, cat health is declining rapidly. You could ask why, when you consider all the millions that is spent on veterinary research. Yet, the solution is simple and needs no research. It is staring you in the face. It comes in the form of natural cat health care.
Science is the new religion of the modern era. And science can be pretty awesome in what it uncovers. But there is science and ‘science’. There is true science, where the scientists have totally open minds and are really keen to make new discoveries. This in itself can be challenging as to understand these discoveries, a new way of thinking is often required.
And then there is corporate ‘science’, which is driven by big money and wants a particular outcome which is profitable. In reality corporate ‘science’ isn’t science in the real meaning of the word. Science is a popular word which big corporations use for their own ends. And they go to great lengths to try to make what they are doing appear scientific. But it doesn’t take much to see through them.
If cat disease is on the rise, it is because something has changed to cause this shift. In the past few decades, there have been two major changes to domestic cat care. One is the diet and the other is the veterinary care. For the purposes of this article, we are focussing on the diet, because it is the single most important aspect of any cat’s health.
Cats used to be allowed to roam free, to catch any rats and mice. To supplement this very natural and healthy diet, table scraps were often given. This may not have been a perfect supplementary diet, but it was usually left over meat scraps, not a million miles from natural cat food.
By virtue of clever advertising, infiltrating veterinary schools (and thereby influencing veterinary students) and by ridiculing the ‘home spun’ approach to feline nutrition, the commercial cat food companies have dominated cat food. To the detriment of cats health. Creating a global pandemic of increased cat disease.
Commercial cat food is made by corporations. Corporations are only interested in their profit, preferably within the law of the land, but even this is not always followed. Profit comes before everything. A quick look into the typical ingredients of cat food gives you the reason for the rise in cat disease.
Commercial cat food mostly consists of:
- poor quality protein
- high fat content
- a high percentage of cheap carbohydrate filler
- chemicals to colour, flavour, to stimulate appetite, to restore the lacking nutrition, to make a pleasing appearance, give a long shelf life and so on
Cats need high quality protein. They don’t do well on high levels of fat. They can’t utilise carbohydrates, which can be toxic to them. Cats are extremely sensitive to chemicals and are easily knocked down by them.
By switching to a quality, natural diet, you can almost watch your cat’s health improve. After a quick de-tox period, your cat can be free of disease. By far the best protection against cat disease is by feeding a quality, natural diet, made with love.