Originally Posted by katiemae1277
While I whole-heartedly agree that the dry Meow Mix is junk, the pouches do not have any by-products in them and the first 3, at least, ingredients are meat, so how does that make the pouches junk? i understand they're high in fish, but their dry doesn't have much fish so I'm not worried about that
It is more in the additives. I personally don't have an issue with by-products unless they are undigestible. Intestines are considered by-products, for example, but innards would be the first thing a cat eats in the wild!
I used the term "junk" food in quotes because Meow Mix is considerd by many on TCS to be a low quality food with additives that don't do anything for the health of your cat.
Again, Meow Mix is what I feed Ginger because it's what SHE wants to eat. I only exist to serve her.
By the way, based upon the protein content alone, the Fancy Feast Fish & Shrimp Feast has a higher protein content than does Meow Mix, just FYI, and Fancy Feast, from what I've read on these forums, is considered even lower quality than Meow Mix.