How to protect your cat from cat diseases – Part 2

As a cat owner, you naturally worry about preventing disease in your feline friend. Many cat owners don’t know that one of the greatest hazards to a cat’s health is commercial cat food. As shocking as this sounds, it is the truth. Commercial cat food is one of the main instigators of disease in cats.

If you research the ingredients of your cat’s food, then you will discover the secrets that pet food companies have tried to keep hidden. You will see that the pet food industry is really an extension on the human food industry. It serves as a waste removal, if you will. What is unfit for human consumption ends up in a bag or can wrapped in an attractive label, and sold to consumers for their loving pets. Those juicy beef steaks and delicious looking vegetables are nothing but ink on paper and they most certainly do not exist in commercial cat food.

Animal by-products serve as the meat protein source in cat food. It may be in the form of meal which means that it has been rendered. To render something is to remove the oil from fat by melting. Some of the animal by-products that go into commercial dog and cat food are: euthanized cats and dogs, road kill, chicken heads, animal spleens, decomposing animal carcasses, and possibly tumors and diseased tissues. Rendering plants process these “by-products” into a dry protein product and sell them to pet food companies. The drug which is used to euthanize cats and dogs still exists after the rendering and extruding processes, which means that it delivers toxicity to your pet.

The CVM (Center for Veterinary Medicine) is part of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and bears the main responsibility for animal drugs, pet foods, feed ingredients, and additives. The CVM has stated: “CVM has not acted to specifically prohibit the rendering of pets. However, that is not to say that the practice of using this material in pet food is condoned by the CVM.”

Sadly, there’s more. If you read the ingredients label, you will find that up to seventy percent of cat food may consist of grain. Most cat foods also contain corn which is a known allergen to many dogs and cats. Grains and corn are used as a cheap source of energy in dog and cat food. Grains consist of complex carbohydrates, which increase the production of insulin. If your cat has too many grains, it will result in the overproduction of insulin. This can lead to obesity and diabetes. Other health issues linked to feeding cats too many grains are:

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