AAFCO, the ASSOCIATION of AMERICAN FEED CONTROL OFFICIALS is a pet
food industry organization set up by the industry to established
nutritional guidelines for pet food manufacturers. It is a
self-policing and self-regulating organization. These nutritional
guidelines have been arrived at by many years of experiments and good
science. However, they do not recognize the issue of the quality of
nutrients, the source of the nutrients, nor the destruction of the
nutrients during processing. Protein is protein, fat is fat.
Sadly, the problem with these guidelines is the amount of food a cat
is supposed to eat to obtain the proper nutrition as established by
AAFCO. Regular canned cat foods recommend feeding your cat
approximately 1 ounce of food per pound of body weight to meet the
daily AAFCO nutritional standards for protein, fats, vitamins and
minerals. With an average sized 11 to 15 pound male cat this would
require the feeding of two and one half 5.5 oz cans (11 to 15 ounces)
of commercial cat food per day. Does (or should) any cat of average
size gulp down 2.5 cans of food per day?
Carbohydrates are useless empty calories for a cat. They are the
cats' version of Junk Food, yet dry and wet cat foods are 20 to 60
percent carbohydrates. Considering the average indoor cat may eat
only 6 to 8 ounces of food per day it is a logical assumption that
many well-loved cats are not getting the nutrients they need. Many
may have serious or common health problems as a result of these
deficiencies. Many obese cats may be consuming excess calories in
attempt to satisfy their nutritional requirements.
Wild Kitty Raw Natural
Cat Food is twice as nutritionally dense
as "typical" cat foods.
Now your Kitty can be nutritionally satisfied
excessive caloric intake.
cat will require time to adjust to a raw diet, just as humans
would need time to adjust to an all raw diet. Please read "Introducing
Your Cat to Wild Kitty Cat Food"
for suggestions on making this an easy transition.