Cats like sugar. Just like us, they become addicted to it and most pet food now has it as an added ingredient. It keeps the cats coming back for more. Is this why so many cats nowadays have dental problems? We took one of our cats to the vet to be spayed recently and she had to have two teeth out while she was there.
So many cats now suffer from diabetes as they get older. It is possible to keep them going for a while but usually it is a slow death for a cat. In previous years we had never had a cat in with blood sugar problems and we think that is because they didn’t eat processed cat food then.
There was a fishmonger at the end of the street and fish heads were very popular. Mince from the butcher and meat scraps from the table formed most of the cats’ diet. Our pets were fit and well in those days and a visit to the vet unheard of except when there had been an accident.
What about biscuits? Do they help to keep the cat’s teeth clean? In spite of all the hype we’re not convinced. Would a diet of biscuits be good for your teeth?
The best food for cats is meat or fish. They have to chew it and it keeps teeth naturally strong. We put a sprinkle of Plaque Off on their food every day. This is a natural enzyme (from Sweden) and works by dissolving the plaque on the cat’s teeth. (You can get Plaque Off from us – by post or call in)
If you haven ‘t time to cook meat you can still feed your cat naturally with Nature’s Menu. This is raw food and cats love it. There’s two sorts – frozen nuggests that come in different flavours, just take a handful out to defrost and put them in the cat’s dish. Job done.
Or you can buy Nature’s Menu pouches.and the meat has been minced and then steam cooked in the pouch. These are very palatable, our cats love them. They have only natural ingredients and no sugar. Varieties include chicken and turkey, chicken and salmon and tuna and beef and chicken. The pouches are 65p each and make a substantial meal – very filling and nutritious.
We have Nature’s Menu frozen and steamed cat food in stock – call and collect or we can post the pouches out to you. 01246 455777
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