Fancy Feast!?!?! Well isn’t that crap grocery store pet food? Well yes & no. Let’s talk about why. Turns out the #1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 ingredient in canned Fancy Feast is something cats NEED, it’s what they thrive on. Now take a moment and think about what cats are truly designed to be eating, think about what Felis catus evolved to eat, long before they were such. Think about it….
And you guessed it! Cats eat meat, they have evolved to eat animal protein. Now grab your kitty crack (dry cat food) and write down the top five ingredients. How many of them are meat or animal protein? How many are not? The top five ingredients are the ones that make up the most of your pet food. So this number of top five was not picked arbitrarily.
Did you find all meat ingredients in the top five of your kitty crack? Or did you find ingredients like corn, soy, or wheat? Now I’m no zoologist but last I recall visiting the zoo at feeding time they do not feed lions corn on the cob or tofurkey. They feed them MEAT MEAT MEAT, typically whole raw bone & meat.
Now I see where you mind is going, “well I can’t feed my cat raw meat”, because of this, that, and another thing. Ok we will leave that for another article. Let’s get back to the Fancy Feast. The top five ingredients in FF canned chicken feast classic, are Chicken, Chicken Broth, Liver, Meat By-Products, & Fish. Now we can debate these ingredients & the rest that follow until the cows come home. The fact remains that the top five ingredients in classic canned fancy feast are ANIMAL PROTEIN, which is exactly what our cats should be eating.
Now a few tidbits about the famous Miss Lillian before we continue. She is no spring chicken. Ten+ years in age and NO major health problems. She is NOT on any medications. It was actually a year or so ago my parents switched her to wet food only diet. After screaming, begging, pleading on my part, my father was finally convinced by the website www.catinfo.org. After a few months they started to notice that Lillian had lost a lot of weight. They brought her to vet fearing the worst. Exam, blood work, nada, healthy as a horse. I’d also like to point out that she is much FRIENDLIER than when I used to live here long ago, I NEVER had snuggle time with Miss Lillian.