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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-20-2004, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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I no longer buy wet food for my 3 cats. They have dry food all day long, and then usually once a day I will give them each a few pieces of culcuts. They really enjoy turkey, and ham. I think it is healthier then the wet food. My cats look like they are in good health, and they really enjoy the culcuts. Try it out!!!


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 12:16 AM
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i am assuming you mean coldcuts?

watch out in that case - many of them are VERY high in salt, etc, they are preserved with nitrates, and they really aren't a very balanced diet. i give my animals a piece here and there (maybe once a month, if that?) but its not a health addition to any animals diet, and certainly preserved much too much for my taste.
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Thanx for answering. I dont no, I reallly dont think it is bad for them to eat. I only allow them the ham and turkey. I think the canned cat food is so much more unhealthy becauase there is alot more added stuff in there. My one cat when I used to give him one can a week just a a treat actually got chubby. So when I stoped it and now they have the COLDcuts haha he seems to look alot better.


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Thanx for answering. I dont no, I reallly dont think it is bad for them to eat. I only allow them the ham and turkey. I think the canned cat food is so much more unhealthy becauase there is alot more added stuff in there. My one cat when I used to give him one can a week just a a treat actually got chubby. So when I stoped it and now they have the COLDcuts haha he seems to look alot better.
How much "stuff" that's been added to the canned food depends on what kind of food you buy, There are several "natural" food out there without any preservatives or strange stuff.

Pure raw meat is probably the most healthy treat you can give your cat.
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canned food is actually a lot better for your cat than dry.

If you're afraid of "stuff" you'll have to start reading the labels of the foods you're buying. I'm sure you'll be surprised at what you find.

And coldcuts really aren't good to be feeding your cats on a daily basis. They do have a lot of salt and nitrates, but aren't very nutritionally balanced. You may think you're helping, but you may be doing more harm than good by depriving them of nutrients.

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I think that canned cat food has lots of salts and not as nutritious as you may think. I give my cats turkey and chicken from the bone which is extremely better then canned food. I only give my cats two or three pieces a day just for a treat. I think it is nutritious and alot healthier than the canned cat foods. They get all their nutrients in their dry cat food. And I give them vitamins daily so they are getting all the nutrition they need. I really think this is a great eatting habit and I would recommend it to anyone.

Also, the culcuts I let them eat are the store cooked ham, and turkey. I do not think there is as much salt as you may think.


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i REALLY think you should look at labels before you make statements like this.

ONE SLICE of healthy choice baked ham has 240 (TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY!!!!!) mg of salt in it in a 30 calorie serving.

the AAFCO minimum for sodium is 50 mg/100 kcal. the average CRAPPY foods have between 60-89.

the fact remains, feeding your cats lunchmeats daily severely overloads their system in terms of what salt they need and SHOULD consume.

canned cat food is perfectly nutritious (certainly more nutritious than preserved lunchmeat), and has safe levels of sodium in them.
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