We’ll be highlighting interesting posts from our community blog from time-to-time. Here’s one that is very interesting and personal to me as I too ask myself these questions.
Here’s the post:
I love cats, I have always loved cats. Kitty was my first word even before mommy or daddy! lol However, when I got older and started to realize our impact on the environment, I got sad about cats. Ethically feeding a cat is a difficult thing. Much harder than the omnivorous doggy.
How to deal with it morally when you yourself are a vegetarian? How to deal with the evironmental implications of how commercial cat food is obtained and packaged?
What about the health of your feline friend when you start to realize all the chemicals and fillers many cat food companies are using? What would a cat in fact eat naturally in the wild? What were they meant to digest and in what form?
A product that uses quality ingredients can cost more than double or triple the economy brand. That can be rough in these economic times.
So many things are a factor here that sometimes I still struggle with it. Right now in consideration of these things my kitties eat Organix feline mix twice a day. I order it in bulk so it’s not very expensive. I also wet it down with warm water to make it easier to chew and digest for them, but I just can’t afford a complete diet of wet or raw foods. That could change in the future though, this is always on my mind.
How do you feed your carnivorous kitty pals?
(Original forum post: http://barnyardsandbackyards.org/community/forums/topic/view/15/post_id/34)
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