I must have asked the right question for within one hour of that question answers began to rapidly come in. As I was feeding Rusty yesterday morning, who hasn’t been eating the brand of food I’ve been feeding our cats, in my mind the words went something like this, “Rusty is only 8 years old. He is too young to be having problems like this! Why isn’t he eating? What’s wrong? What type of food can I give him that he will eat?”
Suddenly, Hubby called for me to watch a video. There I saw this cat who was trained to point out from a menu what he wanted to eat. I know this sounds far-fetched to some of you, but believe me, cats are extremely intelligent. His menu was sardines, spaghetti, chicken, and eggs. One by one he chose one, each time a different one. For that meal he ate all four.
Then while the video was still playing, Sassy threw up and had diarrhea. That was the icing on the cake. No way no how will I feed our cats what I had believed to be top of the line cat food. I’m DONE with commercial cat food.
Hubby went to the grocery store to buy sweet potato, eggs, sardines, chicken, and beef. Now I have to figure out first of all how to prepare all this food, then package it for storage, and then finally know what proportions of each to give each cat every day.
I have no proof but I am of the mind that it is the food that is disagreeing with our cats. Some of them are quite ill, like Cookie, and darn it, I will move heaven and earth to improve our cats’ food. I don’t care how much time this takes! What is important to me is that our cats begin to feel better.
I questioned why wild cats don’t have to supplement with Taurine. Our answer Hubby found on the internet. Taurine is naturally occurring in some foods. Therefore we have concluded, by feeding our cats organic whole foods containing taurine, their quality of life will improve 100%. Our cats are our family. Enough of them have died due to improper nutrition. I’m done SO done with commercial cat food and relying on someone who claims this that and the other. Hubby and I are taking matters into our own hands!
As a closing thought, as of this writing, we are on day 2 of this big change, and already we are seeing a difference. I have hope I can actually extend my time window for me by eliminating one meal. Why? Our cats are finally satisfied with what they are eating!
*As some of you probably have noticed, I am not answering some comments in a timely manner. Life has speeded up for me. I am doing my best so please be patient. Thank you!*
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