There are logical and easy solutions to chronic inflammation in cats. And you don’t have to pay a cent or a dime for this information.
Inflammation is a normal reaction of a body to repair tissues after an injury, for example. It’s the chronic inflammation, the long lasting inflammation, that is so damaging to cats. And everyone else.
Just as with everyone, when your diet consists mainly of processed foods, chronic inflammation sets in. It really isn’t rocket science.
The problems with commercial cat food
Processed food lacks nutrition, contains large amounts of synthetic additives to entice and to make it addictive, as well as preservatives. In commercial pet food, really toxic preservatives are used, that would never be allowed in human food. Human food contains preservatives that are bad enough, but for our precious felines, they are much worse. Cats are much more sensitive than the human species.
Chronic inflammation leads to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, stomatitis, renal issues and failure, cancer and a lot more. How can the cat possibly be healthy when the diet lacks nutrition and contains toxins?
People feel that commercial cat food must be healthy as the advertising tells them so. However, when you compare the ingredients with the diet of a wild cat, there is no comparison, even when you appreciate the fudging of the ingredients.
For example, chicken sounds a healthy part of the food. But the chicken you buy for human consumption is a lot more expensive than a can of cat food. The reason is because the chicken in the can may be chicken feet, chicken beaks, chicken heads. They are all legally chicken, but lack nutrition.
It’s quite possible, even probable, that a wild cat will eat the feet and heads of their prey. But it will be in proportion to the quality muscle meat, the organs and the bones. A small part.
In addition, cats are carnivores, so why does commercial cat food contain plant based food? Because it’s cheaper than meat. However, it does cause health issues for cats. Cats have no use for it, so can’t digest or utilise it. It causes mischief.
A healthy alternative to commercial cat food
The healthy alternative to highly processed food, one which doesn’t cause chronic inflammation in cats, is as close as we can get to a wild cats diet. Wild cats are very successful, so their diet obviously suits them well. They’ve evolved on it over millenia.
You can purchase ready made raw meals for cats, but most of them still contain plant based food. And many still add in questionable additives that are most likely synthetic. And they ALL lack one of the most important parts of a cats diet – the whole chicken neck or half a chicken wing to crunch on to keep their mouth healthy and the teeth spotlessly clean. Those spiky teeth NEED to crunch up on small bones.
By far the easiest, healthiest and most economical raw cat food is the one you make yourself. Not only do you have control over the ingredients, you can cater to your cats preferences. And preparing food with love has a huge beneficial effect.
I have been following my own advice for over 20 years and my cats have never been so healthy, so long lived.
Vets aren’t much help as they don’t seem to know this, so will keep prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs and keep selling you the food that causes the problem. The drugs will further damage the already compromised immune system, leading to more health issues in the future. Sadly, vets are trained by the drug companies and the pet food industry, so are slaves to both.
Have the courage to feed your cat the natural food their ancestors ate and avoid the potential for problems. After a short, sometimes difficult, introduction period, they’ll eagerly await their food and consume it with gusto. It’s a delight to see.
Chronic inflammation in cats is, fairly and squarely, a man made problem, which you can reverse or prevent by simply changing the diet.