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Transitioning from dry to wet...
« on: June 30, 2012, 08:31:48 PM »

Transition Tips
First step: If you are free-feeding, you need to switch to scheduled meals, three a day (four for kittens). This is important for a variety of reasons, over and above the fact a free-fed cat will have no incentive to eat anything new you offer.
Obesity is probably the most important of those reasons. The cat’s sense of satiety is triggered by the presence of a certain amount of animal-based protein in her meal. If there is not enough of that protein, or if it is in a form the cat’s body does not recognize (as happens when those proteins are altered by the extremely high temps of kibble processing), the cat will keep returning to the bowl as long as food is present. Since carbs are converted almost directly into fat, and the vast majority of kibble products are very high carb, this almost invariably leads to obesity. Besides being very uncomfortable to an animal that evolved for an athletic life of running, leaping and climbing, the cat’s ability to groom will eventually become affected, causing dirty fur, itchy skin and general unhappiness. Obese cats are also at risk for diabetes.

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