Too bad all the attention paid to technicalities can't be given to ensuring this "optimal" food doesn't kill the cats it's fed to:Cat dies apparently from pet food
"Parnell says her cat died apparently from eating Premium Edge cat food, which was found to be missing thiamine, also known as vitamin B-1. The company discovered the problem after a number of pet owners and veterinarians called in about cats showing neurological symptoms. The company said it did not find any toxins in the food.
Parnell said her veterinarian did a bunch of tests, but couldn't figure out why a healthy four-year-old cat was seriously ill. "And they all felt that letting her go would be the thing to do because the cost would have gone into the thousands of dollars. It's hard. I'm buying her and my cats expensive cat food, thinking I'm doing something really good for them. And it ends up taking her life. It's kind of hard to swallow."
My favorite line in the article, "The company says vitamin B-1 deficiency would only have been a problem if the food was fed by itself and not mixed with other cat food
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ARE YOU (put in your own adjective) KIDDING?
And Jen, you're aggression is totally wasted on me. Perhaps you could save some of your outrage for the pet food industry? It was the dead cats and the puzzled veterinarians that "discovered" this problem, not Diamond.