Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Is Canned Food Dangerous for Your Cat?

In the long run, it might be dangerous to feed canned food to your cat. Canned food has consistently been proven to be linked with hypothyroidism in cats. This is an older cat's disease, but who wants to cause a problem for their beloved cat as they grow older?

The Winn Feline Foundation published a third study on this, which showed the same results in the UK as have been found in New Zealand and in the U.S.

From the U.S.-related PubMed link above: "CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE: These findings suggest that the increasing prevalence of feline hyperthyroidism is not solely the result of aging of the cat population and that canned foods may play a role."

Aksum Notes: Wow, now I'm going to have to rethink what and how to feed my cats the wet food I know they need. I'm sticking with Taste of the Wild dry food, though. It's been great for them and they still like it a lot.

So far I have verified that Instinctive Choice Premium Canned Cat Food by Trilogy International is free of bisphenol A-diglycidyl ether, which is the product that is in the inner lining of the cans that are linked to hyperthyroidism in cats in three recent studies.

-Susan Graham
Aksum Abyssinians

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