What i look for when looking at ingredients is no corn no gluten no soya no beet no garlic no onion no wheat no dairy.
You must have taurine in there whether it is added or natural. If there is a high natural chicken content including offal you will probably have enough occurance naturally.
Someone mentioned the use of corn for UTI's????!
The best way to prevent occurrence of UTI in cats, is by maintaining a diet that has low dietary levels of magnesium, less than 0.12% on a dry matter basis.
The most common cause of cat UTI is urolithiasis, the formation of stones in the urinary tract. The most common stone seen in feline urinary tract, struvite, is made up of minerals like magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate. The acidic and alkaline properties of these minerals disturb the pH level in cat’s urine, which in turn results in formation of struvite stones.
Urine pH is also influenced by the proteins present in diet and excessive intake of fish and meat can increase acidity. Cat foods that contain rich plant protein such as soybean meal can make urine more alkaline than required. If your cat’s diet contains more than the required quantity of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate, it can lead to formation of urinary stones, or uroliths. When the diet contains more magnesium than is required to maintain body functions, the extra magnesium is passed on to the urine.
As cat diet is naturally rich in proteins, the frequency with which you feed your cat can have a direct impact on his developing UTI. Urine pH becomes alkaline after meals. If the cat has access to food all the time, he will keep on nibbling that does not let the urine pH become as alkaline as required.
Some timely prevention methods will help in keeping your pet away from the risk of UTI because if not attended to in time, UTI can lead to more severe conditions like that of infection of the kidneys and /or complete blockage of urine, ultimately leading to the death.
This article is quite interesting http://www.peteducation.com/article....articleid=2729
As for people that eat alot of MacDonalds
, thats fine if you want to risk your health, cats eat what you give them, thats why they are your responsibilty.
Ive been trying to persuade Betula and Alfie that raw is yummy.... they screw their face up at me though