Why do cats want to eat fresh food?
I believe that many cat parents have heard similar loyalty: never give cats human food, because these foods are harmful to their health and make them unbalanced! But if you have the good habit of reading the ingredient list of cat and dog food, it is not difficult to find that the better the quality, the more natural the high-quality feed, the materials used are all from meat, fruits and vegetables, etc. Some even indicate that all the materials used are human- grade (consistent with the grade for human consumption). This means that the food that humans eat on a daily basis can not only be pet food, but the quality is also better than that generally used to make animal feed.
Whether it is dry feed or canned food, no matter how good the quality of the food is, it is still not fresh, and it is inevitable that there will be nutrient loss.
In fact, many veterinarians are in favor of adding fresh food to cat food. The reason is that even the highest quality and most natural cat food lacks the enzymes and Life Energy in fresh, whole foods. The well-known veterinarian Dr. Wendell Belfield also said: Although I trust the quality of the food, I still recommend adding extra food to the food, such as ground chicken, wheat rind, egg yolk, and carrot shreds. Even if you are already feeding better quality products, you should still allow your critters to enjoy diversified nutrition.
Therefore, the idea that what a person eats and absolutely cannot be eaten by a cat is really outdated. It is a kind of fear out of ignorance. Because I don’t know exactly what kind of fresh food cats can eat, and I’ve heard that some cats get sick because they often eat food that humans eat, so they simply forbid cats to eat all fresh food. Such negative thoughts will make the cat miss many opportunities to add value to its health. In fact, as long as you know in advance which fresh ingredients and which can be eaten with confidence, cats can also have a diversified diet like us. They can take in different nutrients from different foods. Not only are they more delicious, but they can also live a lively and healthy life!
As always, when choosing or making any diet plan for your cat, it is important to remember: first understand what fresh ingredients are harmful to your cat and avoid them completely.
I have to admit that if you want to make homemade cat fresh food as a cat’s daily staple food, you really need some time to learn and practice to ensure that the cat can get the right amount of nutrition.