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  • S R
    thanks Susan, that s what i thought. i was going to chek out the site but haven t yet.   thanks again for the heads up! Sharon   icanhascheezburger.com  ...
    Message 1 of 89 , Oct 1, 2008
      thanks Susan, that's what i thought. i was going to chek out the site but haven't yet.
       
      thanks again for the heads up!


      Sharon
       
      icanhascheezburger.com 

      --- On Wed, 10/1/08, Susan Scott <scottsr@...> wrote:

      From: Susan Scott <scottsr@...>
      Subject: Re: [CatVet] Re: water....
      To: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:06 AM






      On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:17 PM, Jack <303kk@comcast. net> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Cite?
      >
      > How about the water they drink, or the moisture in their system which
      > enables digestion of the dry food?
      > And, what are these toxins? Are all dry foods the same in this regard?

      Looking over that site quickly, this is all I could find that had
      anything to do with
      adding water to dry food:

      http://www.felinefu ture.com/ nutrition/ bpo_ch4.php

      On average, natural foods contain 70% water. A cat fed a commercial
      dry food diet will consume approximately one cup of the product per
      day. For an adequate water intake, the cat would need to drink 225 ml
      (8oz) supplemental water per day! If she does not consume this
      adequate amount, dehydration will set in.
      Once ingested, the commercial dry food will absorb moisture like a
      sponge from the cat's stomach, causing the cat to dehydrate from
      within. Because commercial dry cat food diets are very calorie dense,
      one cup of dry food, once ingested, will actually give the cat the
      equivalent of 2 cups of fresh food. Hence, cats on a commercial dry
      cat food diet are usually over-fed, because the care giver judges how
      much to feed by volume not caloric density. With the additional high
      carbohydrate content of dry foods, cats very quickly become obese.
      Rehydrating dry commercial cat food, by soaking it in water before
      feeding, to the same moisture content found in natural foods dilutes
      protein and fat concentrations per serving to well below nutritionally
      adequate levels. More of the soaked food would need to be fed to meet
      daily protein and fat requirements resulting again in an over feeding
      of carbohydrates and calories.

      --
      ~Susan -

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    • S R
      thanks Susan, that s what i thought. i was going to chek out the site but haven t yet.   thanks again for the heads up! Sharon   icanhascheezburger.com  ...
      Message 89 of 89 , Oct 1, 2008
        thanks Susan, that's what i thought. i was going to chek out the site but haven't yet.
         
        thanks again for the heads up!


        Sharon
         
        icanhascheezburger.com 

        --- On Wed, 10/1/08, Susan Scott <scottsr@...> wrote:

        From: Susan Scott <scottsr@...>
        Subject: Re: [CatVet] Re: water....
        To: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:06 AM






        On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:17 PM, Jack <303kk@comcast. net> wrote:
        >
        >
        > Cite?
        >
        > How about the water they drink, or the moisture in their system which
        > enables digestion of the dry food?
        > And, what are these toxins? Are all dry foods the same in this regard?

        Looking over that site quickly, this is all I could find that had
        anything to do with
        adding water to dry food:

        http://www.felinefu ture.com/ nutrition/ bpo_ch4.php

        On average, natural foods contain 70% water. A cat fed a commercial
        dry food diet will consume approximately one cup of the product per
        day. For an adequate water intake, the cat would need to drink 225 ml
        (8oz) supplemental water per day! If she does not consume this
        adequate amount, dehydration will set in.
        Once ingested, the commercial dry food will absorb moisture like a
        sponge from the cat's stomach, causing the cat to dehydrate from
        within. Because commercial dry cat food diets are very calorie dense,
        one cup of dry food, once ingested, will actually give the cat the
        equivalent of 2 cups of fresh food. Hence, cats on a commercial dry
        cat food diet are usually over-fed, because the care giver judges how
        much to feed by volume not caloric density. With the additional high
        carbohydrate content of dry foods, cats very quickly become obese.
        Rehydrating dry commercial cat food, by soaking it in water before
        feeding, to the same moisture content found in natural foods dilutes
        protein and fat concentrations per serving to well below nutritionally
        adequate levels. More of the soaked food would need to be fed to meet
        daily protein and fat requirements resulting again in an over feeding
        of carbohydrates and calories.

        --
        ~Susan -

        http://tv.groups. yahoo.com/ group/Lost- Spoilers/
        http://tv.groups. yahoo.com/ group/TV- Spoilers/
        http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Blah- Blah-Blah- Spoilers/

















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