More and more sources recommend avoiding meat byproducts in our pets’ food. They say we should check whether meat is the first ingredient and avoid grain and meat byproducts on the label. But is this true? Let’s talk about what byproducts are, whether byproducts are bad and whether you should avoid byproducts in your cat’s food.
Several studies between 1928 and 1978 have stated that dogs and cats on free-choice feeding are able to regulate their food intake and won’t exceed their daily energy requirements. Those studies are now a stepping stone for claims that free feeding is the best way to feed a cat. But aren’t they forgetting something?