|I'd rather play than eat-says the skinny cat|
The advice is : Feed indoor cats the diet that is most closely like their natural diet. No grains, a good quality wet food most of the time, this fixes 80-90% of all cat problems and we are now recommending wet food to our clients"
Oh, real cat food for real cats. What if mainstream medical and the weight loss & weight maintenance community told humans to eat real foods, most closely like their natural diet?
I've got one cat that is normal weight, play focused and stops eating when she's full. She also gets hair balls easily. Used to throw up easily on dry (grain free) food.
I've got another cat that eats her own food, the skinny cat's food, and will beg for our food- Loves that the other cat gets sick easily. Pet obesity. It's a problem.Ugh! What a dynamic. I start my day by drinking coffee while I police the cats sticking to their own food dishes and to keep the skinny cat focused for 2 seconds.
The cats are sisters, from the same litter. The eating based cat is likely the runt of the litter, with small facial features, but doesn't stop eating easily.
Our vet has better advice than many in the medical community and weight loss plans dole out to people. Seriously. If grains are used to fatten cattle, ducks are force fed grain to get fatty liver, why, why, why are grains recommend to people with already high inflammation and metabolic problems?
Yes, I know some people can eat say a Mediterranean diet, whole grains and stay lean. Yippee for them. But why, for the rest of us people, do we continue with a substance that adds body mass? That increases hs-CRP and inflammation?
Why would that be a good idea? For me, it only lead to binge eating and high hs-CRP. The very thing I was told was "heart healthy" was the very thing that would have lead to a heart attack, for me, had I not thought for myself.
Vet's advice stands. Food like our natural diets for the win!
What's working for me: grain free diet, Paleo-ish food template. Meat, veg, spices, low inflammatory oils.
What didn't work in the past: Whole grain, "heart healthy" cereals, waffles, and breads.
If you have a natural cat food that works well for your cat, please share in the comments below.
|The eating based cat . Look at that booty!|