Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Choosing dry or wet food for cats

On this Biology Blog link is an interesting article on the perpetual debate - whether dry or wet food is better for cats.

Quote from article:
Even though society is accustomed to seeing Garfield-sized cats, obese, middle-aged cats can have a variety of problems including diabetes mellitus, which can be fatal. The causes of diabetes mellitus in cats remain unknown eventhough there has been a strong debate about whether a dry food diet puts cats at greater risk for diabetes. A new study from a University of Missouri-Columbia veterinarian suggests that weight gain, not the type of diet, is more important when trying to prevent diabetes in cats.

Read more : Dry or wet food for cats?


Next thing I would like to know is - how do cats get cancer?
MIL's first cat too, was afflicted by cancer and had to be put to sleep many years' ago.

4 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

well, the only thing i know is, "shark is the only mammal in the world tat dun get cancer". tis is the promo tagline for shark's liver oil in healthfood industry. i was in the industry many years ago. =D

MCWC said...
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Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

mcwc: tat was pretty much the case. now, there are further refined studies on sharks + cancer. but to be objective, shark-derived supplements are not cancer cure. and shark liver oil are harvested not from those poachers massacre for it's highly prized fins.

i took the oil b4, my skin was smoother. heh.

auntie p said...

MCWC said this earlier:

Fresh Fry - Is that true about sharks? That's pretty interesting...

As far as dry vs. wet - Our cats like dry food. Simon tends to get vomit when we give him wet food, so that makes the decision easy.

13/2/08 3:15 PM


Auntie P: I'm fine with his/her comments, but I'm deleting his/her posted website address as it's just too darn commercial for my liking. ;)