|Purred: Sun Jun 12, '11 12:17pm PST |
|Hey, Tosca! Nice to hear about more and more people who are interested in at least exploring a raw diet. Often it is people such as yourself with kitties who have allergies and have been through an exhausting ordeal of trying to find foods that won't trigger their cat's allergies but that are also made by a reputable company, contain no (or a bare minimum of) species inappropriate ingredients, no harmful preservatives or vitamin derivatives (ethoxyquin, BHA, BHT, menadione, etc.) and finally just get fed up and go raw. Of course, it's also beneficial for cats without allergies, but can be a godsend for those with allergies or food intolerances.
However, I certainly can understand your desire to at least try to find some canned foods that Tosca can eat - and I think you have some solid choices available to you from the homework you've already done. Any of the ones I listed in my last post that were taken from your original list are ones I would feel perfectly comfortable feeding to my cats based on my present knowledge of species-appropriate feline nutrition, the ingredients therein, the company's history, parent company, etc. None of them are what I would necessary consider "ideal" because my research and common sense tell me that as obligate carnivores cats don't need and can ineffectively metabolize carbohydrates, for example. Yet there have been no recent recalls of any of these, and I was always pleased with the foods when I fed them, and my cats liked them.
I sure hope you can find some readily available options that will work for Tosca - if not, and you need help with raw, let us know!
Edited by author Sun Jun 12, '11 12:17pm PST
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