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More Evidence Real Meat is the Right Food for Your Cat
« on: March 17, 2012, 10:41:14 AM »
A study1 was published in October 2011 on the digestibility of three different feline diets -- a raw beef-based diet, a cooked beef-based diet, and a high-protein extruded (dry food/kibble) diet.

The study involved 9 shorthair domestic cats, adult females.

The result? The protein in both raw meat and cooked meat diets is better digested by cats than the protein in the kibble.

Although the kibble started out higher in protein, the protein in the real meat provided better nutrition for the kitties.


Ten years ago, we were linking dry cat food to feline diabetes, idiopathic feline hepatic lipidosis, dietary intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).



1 Journal of Animal Science, October 14, 2011
2 Spirit Essences
3 The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook
4 Zoo Biology: Influence of feeding raw or extruded feline diets on nutrient digestibility and nitrogen
5 The FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal: Compositional analysis and apparent macronutrient digestibility of four raw meat diets in domestic cats, April 2009
6 Zoo Biology: Nutrient digestibility and fecal characteristics are different among captive exotic felids fed a beef-based raw diet, January 2008
7 Journal of Animal Science: Use of a raw meat-based diet or a dry kibble diet for sand cats (Felis margarita), March 1997
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