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Cat News Headlines® publisher Doug Hines' note: In all of my studies I have never read a more clear and concise, nor a more important article about the carnivore digestive process than this one.
8/20/2019 "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 Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
11/6/2018 - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
10/23/2018 - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
11/15/2016 - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
9/27/2016 - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/30/2016 - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
6/29/20 - Democrat Gazette
CatNewsHeadlines.com's Publisher's Note:
This is one of the most important articles in CatNewsHeadlines.com that I have ever read regarding cat (and dog) nutrition.
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.”
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
9/27/2016 "One of the main reasons pet owners are reluctant to switch their dog & cat to a raw diet is the fear their dog & cat wouldn’t get enough vitamins and minerals. Many others feed plant and vegetable matter for an added vitamin and mineral punch but this over works the pancreas to produce more enzymes which really should NOT be done if you would understand the anatomy & physiology of not only dogs & cats but of all true carnivores." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/21/2016 "Please note, all of this information is for pets eating a wholesome complete raw meat diet only. Since the raw meat diet stimulates the highly acidic stomach of a carnivore — and since calcium requires acid to be extracted from the food so the body can absorb it, only those pets eating a complete raw meat diet should have a calcium supplement added to their diet. Pets eating cooked meat and/or commercial pet food of dry kibble &/or canned foods or both, will not make enough acid thus causing the calcium to be stored, often in the joints leading to arthritis, etc." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/2/2016 NOTE: ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE IS COPYRIGHTED. "The most important thing that many people don’t like to hear is that your raw diet should be made “primarily” from herbivore/ungulate animals not from poultry or pork or even fish This means beef, sheep/lamb, goat, rabbit, venison, elk, bison, caribou, llama, alpaca, moose, even beaver--although I do not feed beaver myself, etc. You can also feed to “healthy” dogs & cats, even “some” water fowl such as duck & goose." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
7/9/2016 "The single most important supplement, when feeding a wholesome raw meat diet, is calcium. You must add calcium to the diet, but using human calcium supplements is not suggested since they do not provide enough calcium nor any of the necessary supportive nutrients. So please keep reading to learn more about calcium and the importance of calcium in homemade pet food." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
6/24/2016 "What I really want is for people to stop and think for a moment — to realize that in nature, carnivores don't obtain calcium from a singular source such as bones. Instead, carnivores obtain calcium from multiple sources — bones just being one part of the solution." - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
4/5/2016 "My recommendations for higher quality “grain-free” “as low in starches & veggies as possible” canned cat foods: (many of these come in dog foods as well which I also recommend to dogs that are not on raw diets or you are trying to transition slowly)" - Mary Marseglia Read more here [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]
• Frozen cat food is a widely unknown alternative and healthy option - Local4 Detroit
• Cat food made from bacteria - PoC
• Cat Food Made From Insects - PoC
• Pet Talk - Eating Your Greens: The Basics of Cat Grass - Courier Journal
• How Long Can a Cat Go Without Eating? - Southern Living
• The Very Best Diet for Cats, According to Vets - Reader's Digest
• Can Cats Eat Dog Food? - Reader's Digest
• Can I Feed My Dog Cat Food in a Pinch? - How Stuff Works
• Can cats and dogs eat Nutella? (NO) - METRO
• Can Cats Eat Cheese? - PetGuide
• Finding consensus on the best way to feed your cats - Moscow-Pullman Daily News
• Cats and Fish: To Feed or Not to Feed? - The Conscious Cat
• Sorry, mouse—raw feeding is gold standard for cats - Lifestyle
• It's Not a Choice - Cats Need Meat - lanroots
• Poor nutrition: All pet foods are not created equal - Daily Journal
• There Might be Shark in Your Pet's Food - Hakai magazine
• Diet essentials for your kitten - Germiston City News
• Pet Doc: What your cat needs in its diet - Taurine - Nebraska TV
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