I have been thinking of cats lately. Specifically, cat foods. I have been slowly moving towards a healthier, organic food life style for myself and my family so I guess it’s natural that I should think of the same for my pets.
When we “got” Fig, he was eating supermarket cat food. He was very unhealthy with a horrible looking coat and a tapeworm to boot. He was a sad kitty. I started feeding him Science Diet dry food which he ate until the day he died. It did him wonders, making him healthy looking with a lustrous coat to boot. However, as I read the ingredient list, I am appalled to see “Chicken by product” as it’s first ingredient. I cannot believe that anyone would think this is acceptable to serve to our pets. (Including myself in retrospect)
Definition: Chicken by-product meal consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered chicken, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs and intestines, exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as might occur unavoidable in good processing practice.
Nutro is what Myron and Mitchell came from the Shelter with so that is what they have eaten for the last 2 weeks. Nutro, I have learned is one of the cat foods that was recalled with questionable Chinese ingredients. This is not acceptable to me.
They also like canned food, something Fig could never tolerate. These 2 kitties do look forward to their “dinner time” with the canned food as the main course, crunchies are available 24/7 so they can munch when they want. They take a few light snacks through the day that way.
So, canned food. I started buying Harmony Farms cans because of their ingredient list. The more I read about them, the more I like them. The other “tragic” fact about Mitchell and Myron is that they only like the mooshy kind of canned cat food not the ones that look like real chicken in gravy. No No, none of that for them. Moosh, please. Fine, I think they are awfully cute so smelly moosh they get. Harmony Farms fit the bill. No By Products and all ingredients that I can pronounce. 99¢ per small can, but that is neither here nor there. Healthy food is more money, it’s a fact of life. A sad fact but a fact nonetheless.
So I am happy feeding them the Harmony Farms wet food but now we have to find a dry food that is healthy for them. I found this site through a google search. Natura Pet Food, the Healthiest Pet Food in the World. They sell it right in Beverly too so tomorrow I will go “visit” the cat food and see what I’m going to do. I’d love to say that Price is no option but it can’t be unreasonably expensive. But? Good food is worth more in the long run, I believe. (much to the chagrin of a couple of co workers who feed their cats only the cheapest food they can buy)
So, if you have cats and if you feed your cats which I strongly hope you DO, what do you feed them? Can you give me advice on REAL food for them?
Remember I mentioned the gnome mugs that I got for Christmas? There are 4 of them, each a scene of the gnome building a snowman.
Today’s is mug 1, the gnome (which they call the Nordic Elf but I will hence forth call the gnome) sets out into a winter storm in search of fun.
The drink of the day is Hot Chocolate, which was also a gift and is flaked bittersweet chocolate that I melted in warm milk. Delicious, I may add.