Hello fellow crazy cat servants!
Blue Buffalo recently put out an ad regarding peas, thanks to that annoying FDA “study” about grain-free diets causing DCM in dogs, that says that peas and grain-free kibble is causing heart failure in our pets. You know how I feel about this, it’s not the peas or rice, it’s the lack of meat in the kibble that is causing problems…oh, who am I kidding? It’s KIBBLE that is causing the problems.
You know that I don’t believe in feeding cats any vegetables or fruits, they don’t need it, their bodies don’t get anything from it and you should always feed raw food if you can. I will stand by that truth until the end of time.
But! Let’s get one thing clear, PEAS are NOT the problem! Yes, there are pets that are legitimately allergic to peas and I respect that. There are many options out there for those animals but peas are not evil. However, come next summer, or just before you will see literally EVERY pet food company come out with a “pea-free” options in KIBBLE. I’ve been in pet food for long enough to see the trends coming before they appear. The thing is, my fellow pet parents. that you need to take responsibility for what you choose to feed your pets. We all do!
It’s time to start listening to actual pet biologists and nutritionists, rather than pet food company commercials and veterinarians regarding proper diets for our carnivores! We are the only ones that are here to speak for them and make decisions for them. Vets are good at medicine but not trained in nutrition. Science Diet, Royal Canin and Purina are the only companies that “train” them in “nutrition” and that is NOT proper nutrition for carnivores.
If you have any questions, or need advice, please let me know.