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Author, A.D. Lawrence from the book:
"The LaPerm Cat: The New Wave in Cats for the Millennium" ©
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"My personal opinion is that our babies need to be fed in a natural, holistic
manner. My beliefs are based on the fact that we know from research over the years that for ourselves, the foods we eat are healthier for us if they are fresh, organic foods. It
has been proven that the vitamin content is drastically lowered in cooked foods and that the preservatives added to foods are
unhealthy for us often causing medical problems. If this is true for us, then my reasoning tells me that it would also be true
for my pets. I therefore follow a regime of organic, raw meats to which I add vitamins, herbs and vegetables.
Not everyone has the time or inclination to feed their cats in this manner. If you feel as I do, then there is a lot of good
information out there to help you find what works best for you. If not, then I would suggest you take the time to study the
commercial foods. Picking the right food is of the utmost importance to maintain proper health and vigor. Choosing the
wrong food can alter the health of your animals thereby leading to medical problems you won’t want to deal with. A healthy
pet is the goal we should all strive to achieve.
A friend of mine who is a veterinarian has written an article after doing much research into the commercial foods offered on
the shelves of our supermarkets and/or pet food super stores. Please go to her link at www.littlebigcat.com, click on "Article
Library, and then choose number 7 to learn how to evaluate the commercial foods. Dr. Hofve also has many other health
related articles of interest to anyone that cares about the health and well-being of their pets."
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