A recent study presumably designed to determine if carnivorous kitties truly benefit from high-protein diets seems to indicate kittens fed dry food diets with only moderate levels of protein plus carbohydrates have more beneficial gut bacteria. And of course the powers that be want you to purchase their so-called food in bags and cans rather than you being empowered with the right way to make your own home-made species specific food for your companion cats. Profit is always behind spending money on studies such as these, designed to make the way an obligate carnivore like the cat has been eating for 10,000 years look like ‘they’ can do it better..NOT! Please refer to my Celestial Musings Blog on “How to make Homemade
Food For Cats.”
As soon as this “study” was published, headlines appeared around the Internet suggesting “High-protein diet may be unhealthy for kittens.” Yeah, sure! And if you believe that I have nice bridge to sell you in Brooklyn! I raised 11 generations of Tonkinese cats and kittens on the homemade diet raw food diet I recommend with the whole food Celestial Pets supplements I designed with a holistic veterinarian which you can obtain from us, too to help you make your own home prepared balanced, Celestial Pets Cat food recipe!
The study involved feeding biologically inappropriate dry food to kittens and then measuring their levels of certain GI bacteria. Kittens fed the dry formula with lower protein content and moderate amounts of carbohydrates had higher levels of certain friendly bacteria than kittens fed the high-protein/low carb dry food. I always wonder just what happened to the kittens in the study, don’t you? Animal testing raises its ugly head again in the pet food industry!
Big questions to ask before taking these study results or anything put out buy the profit driven pet food industry seriously is: Do we know what levels of beneficial gut bacteria are normal for kittens, or what good-to-bad bacteria ratio is ideal? Also, what impact does biologically inappropriate processed dry food have on gut bacteria?
The goal in nourishing your kitty should be to provide a diet that closely replicates his natural diet, and adding beneficial supplements to fill in any nutritional gaps. This is what I have done for 20 + years!
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