Re: My cat gets the hiccups alot.
Yeah Miso, no one knows until they actually hear about the bad food or research it on their own. The advertisers for those companies make it out to be good for your pet, and they are the companies who educate the vets on animal nutrition, so the vets don't know much either unless they do their own research, which most of them dont. My vet has been trying to get me to switch my cats to purina or science diet for almost a year now because they believe it is the best food out there lol. And yeah, like hoofmaiden said, a high quality canned would be best for the entire diet, however it does get a bit expensive to go through so many cans a month, so even if you went like 25% dry and 75% wet it would be ideal. Since cats don't have a thirst mechanism they dont get the proper amount of water they need daily. For example, I didn't know that when I first got my older cat when I was 15, and the animal shelter said to just feed her the dry food. 3 years later she was diagnosed with FLUTD and I have to be careful with what I feed her and water down her canned food a lot too just so she gets the extra water. A couple months ago I thought I could intergrate a very tiny amount of dry food at night, she was eating dry at night for about 2 weeks and she got another UTI, so now she is strictly on canned food and I am not feeding any dry for her. My kitten however is quite the water drinker, so I do still give him the small amount of dry at night.
And I completely agree, there should be stricter laws regarding pet food, and its BS that it has not changed. One thing that kills me is when Im at the pet store myself buying my cat food, and I see someone in front of me thats carrying whiskas or science diet. However, as annoying as I am about pet food, I usually try to educate the person before they pay, some people actually have grabbed the food I suggested, but others are so keen on the crap food because it's what their vet recommended. And now I'm rambling ;P lol