Monday, August 8, 2011

Food for thought (warning, I'm on my soap box)


Still very little poop in the boxes for Kate, Pippa and Bug.  BUT what was there was well formed tootsie shaped and colored.. so I believe I am justified in saying this is most definitely a food issue.

Some cats have IBD and can not deal with certain ingredients.  Plant based ingredients tend to be right up there in the major allergens in cats.  Humans have peanuts, milk, seafood etc; cats have wheat and corn (among others for both).

As I mentioned a while back, I've been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue.  As a result I've had some really annoying weight gain.  As a result of that I've been trying to follow a "whole food" diet and not eating anything processed (aka out of a box) and trying to eat organic and avoiding GMO foods.  What I learned is that most corn and soy in this country is GMO.  (wait, stay with me, I get back to the kitties pretty quick here)   Unless it says it is not GMO, then it probably is.

As I was reading one of blogs I follow I saw this:
Did you know that animals, when given the choice, will choose non-genetically modified food?!  Watch this powerful video with Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating
the link goes to the book, not the video. which is here.  Just a short bit about how cows pick non GMO corn over GMO corn, then goes on to promote a website that helps you buy non GMO foods..

But I got to thinking,  that most likely the plant based ingredients in the cat food you buy out there is probably GMO.. and the plants the animals were fed prior to being cat food were probably GMO..

it's just sad.

Which is just yet another reason I feed raw. 
http://www.catinfo.org
http://feline-nutrition.org
http://maxshouse.com
http://www.felinenutrition.net

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