Originally Posted by Kisabre
I am completely aware of this. A one day fast does not equal fatty liver disease and especially for a cat that’s not obese and besides who said fast a cat for weeks?
It’s odd that when someone mentions fast a cat for a day… people mention HEPATIC LIPIDOSIS... Even though a one day fast is not associated with this disease… it’s just not eating is associated with this condition. (For several days or 2 weeks)
But dry/kibble is said to be completely unnatural for a cat… and people make claims that it’s associated with diabetes… but if someone makes a thread saying what dry should I feed my cat(s)… people are not going to come in there saying… your cat will get diabetes.
Natural vs. unnatural isn't conclusive.
There are risks with everything. People make claims about everything. The information about diet is often conflicting, even among the vet community. Raw meat is suppose to natural yet I have personally seen two healthy raw fed show dogs die due to raw meat (it was confirmed by a holistic vet). Hundreds more don't have a problem with it and are very healthy for years. Also hundreds of cats live into their teens on kibble food and they are healthy. There are lots of ways to look at it.
It is completely unnatural to get spayed or neutered, have nails clipped, or get bath time but it is important for the overall longevity and health of our pets.
I don't think it is okay to leave a cat without food and call it a fast (which was not done in this case). I would think a qualified vet suggestion that has known the personal cat and human owner supervision would be important for a fast.