Originally Posted by Javern
take other people's opinions of cat food with a grain of salt.
A bit off subject but still relevant as it deals with food
Exactly, that was a nice way to put it.
Your post as a grain of salt, my post, every post as a grain of salt. Everyone has an opinion, some are based in fact, some based upon personal experience, research, clinical trials, and some are based on b.s.
After some research, when all those little grains become a mountain, you should probably give it more thought on that subject if enough people have the same experiences!
Just a matter of statistics. Of course every cat is different, but there are common sense things that most healthy cats share in regards to a diet.
Of course you can also look toward human health, and know that by-products (unfit for human consumption) from meat pumped with hormones, artificial flavors, preservatives, lots of carbs, and etc. are bad for human health, why feed those to carnivores who don't weigh that much anyway, so even a small amount of ingredients count to their diet and are significant.
I have seen the difference over a span of many years in my animal’s health when they were fed low grade kibbles, then high grade kibbles/canned, and when they get fresh meats and homemade dog foods. There is a big noticeable difference. I have seen it in many other animals beside my own too first hand.
Of course one can look at nature and feed cats real whole meat sources too, just common sense that they will do well on that diet with the proper research done before hand. I agree with that vet you quoted, cats were designed to eat meat, not hard dry processed artificial cereals with some dehydrated meat products added. Everyone has to find out what works best for them and their animals of course.
I am glad the OP is trying new foods and learning! That is a good thing.