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Cats don’t matter…

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WHAT!?!?

If you’re a cat lover like many of us, then you will be bothered by the title of this post, and rightfully so. We spent an hour this morning speaking with a very experienced veterinarian, who told us that “most people don’t care about their cats.” If you’re curious why he thought this way, keep reading.

Turns out, whereas many people “purchase” their prized dogs from a breeders or adopt a puppy from a shelter and spend lots of time and money researching high quality pet foods to feed their dogs, the vast majority of cat owners do not “pay” for their cats, and since they don’t pay for their cats, they really don’t pay attention to what they feed them – by buying grocery store brands of cat food. Truth of the matter is, nutrition for a cat is just as important as nutrition for a dog, or a human. Unfortunately, millions of pet owners around the country (and the world) feed their cats whatever they find on the shelves of their local grocery store. It’s not necessarily about price, it’s just what most cat owners are used to doing.. Go to the store, buy milk and groceries and grab some cat food. We may love our cats just like family, so why shouldn’t we feed them as such? Whereas we take pause and examine ingredients on the labels of products we eat and feed our children, how often have you taken time to read the ingredients on the cans/bags of food that you feed your cat?

Let’s take a moment for a second, to read the ingredients on a label of a very popular grocery-store product, fed to millions of cats around the country. We won’t name any names.

Corn meal, poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), powdered cellulose, salmon meal, animal liver flavor, soybean hulls, malt extract, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, salt, choline chloride, potassium chloride, taurine, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, parsley flakes, niacin, added color (Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 2), Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. H-4500.

We’ve hyper-linked the top 3 ingredients so you can read for yourself what they are all about. You might want to pay special attention to #3, corn gluten meal. Know what it’s most common use is? Herbicide. It’s applied in early spring and again in the autumn to lawns and it’s the #3 most prevalent ingredient in many popular grocery store brands. Would you feed this to your children? Would you eat this yourself? Why is it okay to feed it to a creature that lives with you and loves you?

Now, we can’t force you to spend more money on your pets, however, we strongly urge you to go take a look at the products you are feeding your cat right now, and see if the ingredients listed are anything you would want to consume. If they’re not, here are a few brands that truly exemplify great nutrition for your beloved cat. We urge you to browse the list below, and make sure you check out the ingredients on each one of the products. You’ll be amazed at the difference!

Blue Buffalo Cat Foods

Holistic Select Cat Foods

Weruva Cat Foods

Natural Balance Cat Foods

This is just a short list of the great brands that we carry at PetFlow.com. Spend a few minutes doing your own research, and if you’re ready to feed your beloved cats a high quality diet, we would love to deliver it right to your door with FREE SHIPPING. Just choose at least $49 worth of products and use code BLOG to have shipping fees waived.

Thank you very much for reading – and please share this post with other cat lovers. Together, we can make pets around the world healthier and happier.

Love your pets!
(And your cats!)

www.PetFlow.com

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