Constipation in cats is as common as it is in people, for one very good reason – the diet. Constipation can be mild or severe but in almost all cases there is a direct link to a poor quality diet.
Proper digestion is incredibly important to the health of your cat. But it can’t happen when the diet is of poor quality.
You quite probably feel that you are feeding your cat a high quality food, because it is recommended by your veterinarian, or you paid a high price for it or you were assured that this particular brand was ‘the best’.
First, let’s look at the cat foods recommended by vets. At veterinary colleges, there is no, or very little, education on nutrition. This is reserved for the commercial pet food industry who financially support the colleges.
Since nutrition is at the heart of health, this is a curious phenomena, to say the least. No education? Leave it to those who have a vested interest? Interesting…
For many people, this means that you can’t trust the advice of your vet when it comes to nutrition. Of course, this opens a can of worms…
The second area to consider is price. It is remotely possible that those cat foods that are more expensive may possibly start off with slightly better quality ingredients. But this is normally all for nothing as they still dilute this down with cheap carbohydrates (which are not good for cats) and synthetic chemicals for a variety of reasons, none of which are supportive of your cat’s good health.
Salesmanship is an art. A good salesman can persuade Arabs to buy sand, Eskimos to buy ice, as the saying goes. Good salesmen are worth their weight, almost in gold. It has absolutely nothing to do with the product they are selling.
Bear that in mind when you entrust your cat’s health to a good sales pitch.
Getting back to the subject of this article, constipation in cats, the point is it rarely happens in nature. If it did, cats would have died out long ago.
So what’s the answer to this perplexing problem?
Listen to Nature. Cats have been around a great deal longer than humans have been messing around with their diets – mostly for profit. This means you can’t better Nature.
Constipation in cats can be avoided by feeding your cat according to the diet she evolved on. Not only will your cat be free of digestive disorders, she will also enjoy fabulous health and return to her kitten nature of fun loving, joie de vive.
Here you can find out how to feed your cat a natural diet, that she will love and that is easy for you and your wallet. Naturally Healthy Cats.