This article takes you through the myth of special cat diets, why they are a waste of money and why they further contribute to your cat’s already badly compromised immune system and ailments.
It Starts Out When Your Cat Develops A Problem
You take your precious charge to the vet. Tests are run and a diagnosis is made. Often along with a prognosis. A special diet is recommended. It may be a low phosphorus diet. It may be a low protein diet.
Nothing changes, or there may be initial small changes that revert back quickly.
What went wrong?
In reality, the problem started many years earlier.
It started out when you started feeding your cat on day one. You fed your cat a commercial cat food. That’s the source of the problem.
Commercial cat food is the worst food you can feed your cat. The ingredients are cheap, poor quality, inappropriate for a cat, toxic, non-nutritious, so often contaminated, out of balance, and more.
Commercial cat food makes wonderful commercial sense to those who make it and those who sell it. It makes dreadful sense for the end consumers – you and your cat.
Commercial cat food keeps your cat alive, but it doesn’t keep them healthy. That’s why they succumb to such serious chronic health issues.
There are multiple problems with commercial cat food, and they may all be of equal importance, but the issues under discussion here are the low protein and the low phosphorus, the so called special cat diets.
Cats are carnivores. They thrive on a HIGH protein diet. A high QUALITY protein diet. Not the plant based and isolated proteins that abound in commercial cat food.
The problem of your cat’s health issues started because they were being fed low quality, inappropriate, out of balance, non-nutritious, plant based protein, one that it not even a whole food source. It’s not going to improve by feeding them an even LOWER protein diet. That’s the first myth of special cat diets.
It can only improve by giving them a HIGH protein diet, one that is appropriate for them as carnivores. One that is highly nutritious and in perfect balance. A good quality, balanced, RAW meat and bones diet. The one they evolved on.
The second myth of special cat diets
Meat needs bones to digest.
Bones contain a lot of calcium and phosphorus, as well as other minerals and nutrients that are all required for perfect digestion and assimilation. Without this perfect natural balance, the nutrients are leached from your cats bones and teeth to digest the meat.
It means that cats THRIVE on a HIGH protein and HIGH phosphorus diet. The diet they have evolved on for millions of years, before man came along and tried to improve on it.
Why have vets got it so wrong?
Their only nutritional educators at vet school are from the pet food industry. Then they have regular visits from the same industry, keeping them up to date with all ‘the latest’ developments. In reality, these visits are to keep them in line.
It’s a hard pill to swallow for many people. You trusted your vet.
Consider why the (real) holistic vets advocate raw food diets as part of their protocol in healing their feline charges? It’s because they know they will never cure your cat’s ailments until the diet is addressed.