What the hell am I supposed to feed the cat?
July 2, 2006
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I spent yesterday morning checking out pet shops and cat food (not all morning, obviously, I’m not that slow a reader). And I was quite surprised to read the ingredients on some of the food. Of the wet food, one brand lists glucose as an ingredient. Why are they filling my cat with empty sugar energy? Cats can’t taste sweetness so it’s not even there to make it tasty for them. And another was "82.5% moisture". Alright, it’s wet food, but if I want to give my cat water I’ll give him a bowl of it. And just what is a meat or fish "derivative"? Based on ingredients alone I bought a couple of bags of Iams, but then remembered that my mum had said there’s apparently some ethical issues with them. Perhaps Hill’s Science Plan is the option to go for, but it’s damn expensive and I’ll probably have to have it delivered or lug the huge bags from the pet shop. Out of the wet food, Whiskas looked the least offensive (male cats tend not to drink as much water as they should) but it doesn’t look as ‘good’ for kitty as the dry food.
It’s a fucking cat, it shouldn’t be a minefield. Damn me and my stupid ethics.