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Is It Much Better For Them To Avoid Wheat In Their Diet?

Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by Issy86, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Issy86

    Issy86 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    I've seen a few complete foods stating how they are wheat free. My girl is currently on Purina One dry food at the moment but I'm thinking of changing over to something like Wainwrights (they are wheat free) x
     

  2. Issy86

    Issy86 Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    Sorry, I've just found a similar recent post. Have had a read x
     

  3. Azazel

    Azazel TCS Member Top Cat

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    Yes, cats are obligate carnivores, they aren’t made to eat wheat. It has no nutritional benefit for them and can cause stomach upset.

    However, just because a food says “wheat free” doesn’t make it healthy.
     
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  4. lisahe

    lisahe TCS Member Top Cat

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    Indeed! Pretty much any carby ingredients -- like potato, peas, and other legumes -- add empty calories to foods. It's meat that cats need to eat, not high-calorie vegetables.
     

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