Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
A cautionary note --- beware of carbs for cats.
One little piece is not going to harm her, just don't make a habit of giving her little snacks of cookies, potato chips.....anything carbohydrate, as cats do not have the proper enzymes, etc. to digest these. Cats are "obligate carnivores" (meat eaters) and ingestion over a while of foods containing carbs, such as grains (corn, soy, wheat, rice, oats, barley), potatoes, sweet potatoes, fruit (cranberries, blueberries, etc.) which seem to be more and more in pet foods will harm your cats digestion and can result in diabetes. I'm dealing with an 11 year old newly-diagnosed diabetic cat at the moment and it is no picnic, believe me, with 2x/day insulin injections and a strict diet. I feel I contributed to her diabetes by feeding her dry treats that did not have grains in them, but did have carbs (sweet potatoes) and fruits (cranberries and blueberries).
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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