Cats have been around for 40 million years,
but have only been tolerating their human friends for about 5000
years. While many of earth's creatures have come and gone over the
eons of time, the cat, an apex predator, is one of the only
carnivorous mammals who survived, almost unchanged from his
prehistoric ancestors. Cats survive by stalking, killing and
devouring prey. By the close of the Stone Age cats had learned that
where humans were found, there was easy prey of rodents. This was
still too early in cat history for them to be considered domestic pets.
The ancient Egyptians were the first to bring cats into buildings to
guard their valuable grain stores from rats and mice. The Egyptians
saw the advantage of allowing these ambush-hunting rat killers to
have free reign. This was the point in cat history that marked the
beginnings of the domestication of the cat.
These highly prized rodent catchers soon spread around the world. The
Romans introduced the domestic cat throughout Europe. Here the cat
was not worshipped as they had been in Egypt, but kept to be petted
and for companionship, as well as for keeping the mice, and rat
The low point of history for the newly domesticated cat was the dawn
of the 11th century when Pope Gregory IX declared war on
cats, issuing a papal edict defaming them as "diabolical
creatures" or "instruments of Satan". Persons that
kept cats were suspected of being witches, and were put to death
along with their cats. Domesticated felines were beaten, killed and
driven away from villages throughout Europe, almost to the point of
extinction. Coincidentally, for the following 200 years Bubonic
Plague, carried by an exploding population of rodents, would rage
through Europe killing millions.
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Until very recently, with the invention of commercially prepared cat
food, our friend Felis Catus has fed on a diet almost exclusively of
rodents and other small animals. At no time has the cat had any need
to cook these small animals, nor has his new friend, man, felt the
need to cook his rodents for him. The cat eats his prey in its
entirety, meat, bones, skin, organs, and he eats it raw. The exact
same way his wild cousins have eaten for 40 million years.
Now at the dawn of the 21st Century, 1000 years after Pope
Gregory's Edict, our prized feline companions are again under
assault. They are feed on a diet very different from the natural diet
ancestors. At worst, it is a diet composed of decomposed animal
wastes from human food processing. At its best it is highly processed
cooked foods mixed with large volumes of grains, foreign to a cat's
Think about it. Is this the way we should feed our feline companions?
Is this the food a cat desires and, more importantly, requires?
We at Wild Kitty Cat Food think the answer is obvious. A cat
requires raw meat. The type of high density protein found only in
muscle meat. Meat is in short supply in many commercial cat foods.
Our food contains chicken, duck, fish, turkey, clams and/or conch and no filler ingredients. We think the secret to keeping you cat happy and healthy is a
super premium cat food made with the finest organic ingredients. Our food is balanced and complete from a nutrition and vitamin standpoint with no supplements.