32784Re: [FH] what have you been feeding your cats?
- Apr 5 7:35 AMHI Summer,
In a message dated 4/4/08 2:43:40 PM, lucyandoni@... writes:
> i want to put lucy on a low sodium, low phosphorous diet.How much sodium and phosphorus is Lucy getting now? There are charts with
sodium and phosphorus content of various products at
http://geocities.com/jmpeerson/ and http://webpages.charter.net/katkarma.
This is a real interesting topic that we've talked about a few times (so
there will be more in the archives). I think it's important to get an idea of what
"low" is...b/c "high" sodium and "high" phosphorus are not nutritionally
sound for any cat, and minerals work together, along with all the other nutrients,
to feed the cat's entire body. So it's important to look at the nutritional
composition of the whole product, in addition to the 2 minerals, when selecting
Per the Mineral Requirements of Cats (Meyer, 1993), the guideline for the
average healthy adult is 80mg sodium per kg and 60mg phosphorus per kg body
weight per day. So the average 10 lb healthy adult needs about 360mg sodium/day and
> what areHigher-quality grainfree canned, such as Wellness, and fresh food.
> some of you feeding your cats?
If you want to follow up, some reliable sources on feline nutrition incl:
("The carnivore connection to nutrition in cats"; Debra L. Zoran DVM, PhD,
2. www.catinfo.org ("Feeding Your Cat: The Basics of Feline Nutrition"; Lisa
A. Pierson DVM)
3. www.maxshouse.com/feline_nutrition.htm ("Feline Nutrition"; Max's House)
4. http://www.damnynke.com/diabetes_&_obesity.htm ("Diabetes and Obesity in
Cats"; Eliz. Hodgkins DVM)
5. www.advancepetfood.com.au/nutrition (the former SpeedyVet Online Learning
Some brands of higher-quality grainfree and lower-carbohydrate canned foods
incl: Wellness, www.omhpet.com/wellness; Nature's Variety,
www.naturesvariety.com; By Nature Organics, www.bynaturepetfoods.com; PetGuard, www.petguard.com;
Felidae, www.canidae.com; and Eagle Pack, www.eaglepack.com.
If you are interested in fresh food, some sources incl: Nature's Variety,
www.naturesvariety.com; Hare Today, www.hare-today.com; Big Creek Farms,
www.bigcreekfarms.com; Primal Pet Foods, www.primalpetfoods.com; and Bravo,
www.bravorawdiet.com. // Rosemary
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