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The Most Important Article Ever Written On Cat (& Dog) Diet!
The Most Important Article
Ever Written On Cat (& Dog) Diet!
“In all of my studies I have never read a more clear, concise, important article about the carnivore digestive process than this one by Mary Marseglia titled “Dogs & Cats Are Carnivores.”
– Doug Hines, publisher of CatNewsHeadlines.com
“This whole vegetable feeding thing is nothing but humans wanting to treat their pets like they are furry human beings (and they are not as that is an insult to them) and then the Holistic vets that seemingly forget about the anatomy & physiology of dogs & cats as well.” Mary Marseglia
Also – Here’s An Article From ‘Vet’s All Natural’
Gastric Acidity, Digesting Bones, Gut Transit Time and Salmonella
“There has been much debate about the “potential” dangers of feeding bones to dogs, and also of the potential risks of food poisoning and salmonella infection that the feeding of raw meat to dogs and cats may carry. So it may be of interest to note that much of this information, or mis-information, relates back to the very nature of the gastric environment of the dog and cat, which in turn, is directly related to diet.” – vet’s all natural
CatNewsHeadlines.com’s Publisher’s Note:
I think this article regarding cat (and dog) nutrition is a very, very important article.
The article addresses the significance of a carnivore’s gastric acid (pH) levels and short gastrointestinal tract with associated brief transit time. It also addresses the key health issues that arise out of these facts.
It explains Why it is so important for a cat to eat a raw meat diet. “The natural “wild” diet of dogs an cats has evolved a gastric environment that favors the breakdown of raw meats, raw bones, and a PH that kills potentially harmful bacteria – consistent with the requirements of carnivores…” In other words, “Feeding a raw food diet will actually protect your dog or cat from bacterial contamination and food poisoning…”
It explains How a cat’s gastric acidity (pH) changes in relation to diet. Over time, feeding a cat kibble causes a rise in ph level and inhibits digestion. This fact sheds tremendous light on why there may not be a smooth transition from a dry, kibble or wet, canned diet to an obligate carnivore, species-appropriate, raw meat diet. It also discusses the importance of a gradual raw food transitioning period.
The article also addresses how cat food manufacturers save [themselves] money by (1) “significantly increasing the carbohydrate component of dog and cat foods…” and (2) “substituting meat (animal) proteins with plant based proteins that are much cheaper.”
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The Vegetarian/Vegan Question
A note from Doug Hines, publisher of CatNewsHeadlines.com: Folks, I belive in a vegan way-of-being. However, I do not believe in feeding a vegan diet to a cat. A cat is an obligate carnivore. A cat’s physiology requires a diet of meat. Having said that, below I present news stories both pro and con. It’s up to you to decide for yourself what to feed your cat(s).
Can You Feed Your Cat A Vegan Diet?
Can You Feed Your
Cat A Vegan Diet?
If you’ve ever wondered: Can I feed my cat a VEGAN diet? Is it good for them? Can they survive on it? Should I even try to feed my cat a vegan or plant-based diet? … then this video is for you!
What Do We Feed Our Cats As Vegans?
What Do We Feed
Our Cats As Vegans?
As many of you have noticed, we have cats! AND we’re vegan! What to do!? Well, here’s our long-winded answer to one our most frequently-asked questions.
(Doug’s Note: I’ll tell you what bothers me most about this story. It compares a ‘vegan diet’ to a ‘flesh-based, traditional pet food’ diet. What the hell is a ‘flesh-based, traditional pet food’ diet??? Is it kibble? If the underwriters of this story are promoting vegan food over kibble, I can quite well understand why the results of their study seems so positively supportive of vegan food. This story stinks of anecdotal evidence supported by highly questionable ‘facts.’ My point here is that you cannot accept the ‘scientific’ evidence in this report on face value. You have to think. You also have to consider who is paying for this story to be spread around.)
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