In my daily life I get asked all the time why I feed my cats a home-made raw food diet. The answer is very simple. I want to feed them a species appropriate diet they are designed to eat. I want that to be as simple and healthy as possible. I don’t want to feed them ingredients they do not only need but their bodies are not designed to consume.
Cats and dogs are resilient animals and can survive on an inappropriate diet but they will not thrive. When they are fed inappropriate ingredients like corn, soy and wheat let alone chemicals and preservatives, their bodies begin to break down and symptoms such as obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, organ failure, food allergies and IBD appear.
I once went to a vet and I knew I could not tell her about my cat’s raw diet because she told me that cats need kibble and I should buy a bag of kibble with a picture of a Persian on it because that is designed for Persian cats. cringe This was a medical professional telling me to choose my cat’s diet based solely off of the picture on the bag.
So why are professional veterinarians recommending such dangerous diets?
They are simply recommending foods because that is what they are taught in veterinarian school, schools which are funded and influenced by the pet industry. The priority in veterinarian medicine is treating symptoms not on prevention or nutrition.
Pet Fooled is a new documentary film that is being released January 10th 2017.
About the Film:
Pet Fooled is an in dept look at the commercial pet food industry. Its lack of regulation, and how it has evolved over the years, as it is now owned mostly by 4 conglomerates. We also look into what the actual diet requirements are for Dogs and cats, VS what pet food companies claims, and actually sell. It is something that few of us have taken the time to think about, and it is eye-opening when you realize how long they have operated with out ever being challenged.
I am grateful that this film has been produced and we as the consumer have the power to influence the pet industry. Already in the last 5 years that has been huge growth in pet food companies producing commercial raw pet foods. My hope is that this industry continues to grow and is able to produce species appropriate foods that is financially and logistically available to more people.
After learning the realities of most commercial cat food two years ago I began to research and learn a process to make raw cat food at home that fits my lifestyle.
If you would like to learn more about how I make raw cat food at home click on the photo below.