Originally Posted by bengalbabe
Actually by product is not just the stuff like brains and intestines. By products include anything that is scraped off the floor like feathers and feces. By products are not good at all. By I have to say it is the lesser of two evils compared to grains. Cats cannot digest grains at all. People who feed cats products with grains in it are forcing a carnivore to live on carbohydrates. You might as well be forcing your children to live every day on nothing but sweetened cereal.
I am in no way saying that byproducts are good, I just said that I am not worried about them. I have read somewhere, and tried to find it so I can link it, that cats don't get all the nutrition they need from the meat only. I don't know if that is accurate info or not....So if that is true I would assume that if you feed your cats meat only then you would have to supplement the diet...But I might be wrong about that as well.
I have to somewhat agree with Maiseycat, unfortunately it's not just cat food it's all food. My friends dad worked as a butcher for a company I wish not to name...and many would be surprised what actually goes into the sausages they make for people to eat.
and not just sausages...it's sad, but this is the kind of world we live in I guess.
I cook meat and what not that I give to my cats..I did try the raw meat as well, but I feared salmonella...so instead I decided to cook the meat. But my question is, and this is not to cause a big argument or anything like that, just wondering since I think we can all learn something from each other...if intestines, brain, feet, tails and all that is called byproduct bad for the cat, then my sisters cats who caught birds and what not, why did they eat the whole thing? why didn't they just eat the meat off the bone? so since they did this many times, with all kinds of stuff they cought, I would think that that is what is natural no? so if we say a raw natural diet, then that would include indeed the whole animal...I might be getting it wrong