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Would you feed premium dry food that contains Garlic?

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Hello Peeps

About a month ago I bought a bag of Go Natural - Grain Free: Chicken, Turkey and Duck. My 4 non-diabetic cats are able to nibble on this during the day, and are fed canned food twice a day.

I stopped feeding this after about 2 weeks, because that's when 3 of my cats started to scratch a lot........and through the process of elimination, I first started off by trying to eliminate a food allergy, to something in this food. I know now that that wasn't the case.

So I'm stuck with this bag of (not too cheap) food.

I haven't started feeding it to them again because I was concerned by the fact that it contains "garlic" (something I hadn't originally noticed when I bought it). I know that cats shouldn't consume onions or garlic as it can cause a certain type of anemia.

So why on earth would they put it into cat food? Is the 'garlic concern' only with fresh garlic?

There's no point talking to the company that makes it; naturally they'll just claim it's safe.

But would YOU feed your cat dry food that contained garlic (however small of an amount?).

Here's the ingredient list and link to the food. they did seem to like it, by the way (I'm now feeding a mix of Orijen and Instinct dry):


Chicken Meal, Chicken, Turkey,Turkey Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols (vit. E), potatoes, peas, natural fish flavour, natural chicken flavour, salmon, duck, salmon meal, duck meal, salmon oil, dried whole egg, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Chloride, Taurine,choline chloride, prebiotics - (chicory root extract, mannanoligosaccharides), pumpkin, apples, carrots, bananas, blueberries, cranberries, lentil Beans, broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, alfalfa sprouts, garlic, probiotics ( Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei, Enterococcus Faecium, Bifido-bacterium Thermophilum), Vitamins (vit. E, vit. C, niacin, inositol, vit. A, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, vit. K, beta-carotene, vit. D3, folic acid, biotin, vit. B12), Minerals (zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), Ascorbyl-polyphosphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Rosemary
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I would not based on the studies I have read and the fact I use oriental medicine FIRST ... My reg/ holistic vet would say to rotate this food with one without garlic.. did that make any sense??
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