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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Thinking - the history of cat food.
Me. Deep in thought.
Pondering the cat-human relationship, I have decided it is much improved. Why? While nosing around the book shelves of my human, I came across this small pamphlet, issued by a maker of "Tibs," vitamin pills for cats. It is probably more than half a century old.
We know that humans are dumb animals.
But in the l950s they were even dumber than nowadays when it comes to
cats. Some of them thought that kitchen scraps (delightful though they
are) were sufficient food for cats. Others believed a bowl of milk was
know that cows' milk
can be very indigestible to many cats. If humans
want to feed us milk, they should buy cat milk. And kitchen scraps
(preferably stolen) are no substitute for a bowl of the most expensive
kind of cat food. Scraps yes, but as well as not instead of proper cat food!
We also know that cats require some specific ingredients* in their
diets - ingredients which are found in a natural diet of rodents but
were not found in l950s cat food.
Yes humans are dumb animals but not as dumb as they once were.
* Amino-acids which are taurine, arginine, methionine, and cysteine
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