Today we are reviewing @stellaandchewys
Absolutely Rabbit Dinner Morsels for cats; which are a grain free, freeze dried, 100% complete & balanced dinner all you need to do is add water and serve it to your cat.
The protein content in this product is pretty amazing. The fact they actually put rabbit with ground bone as the first ingredient and there are no by products makes this food one of my favourites on the market and is used second to the regular raw diet we feed our cats here.
We even use it in training techniques with all of our animals.
Cats are obligate carnivores and need meat and taurine in order to survive. This is because the protein in animal tissue has a complete amino acid profile. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Plant proteins do NOT contain all the amino acids critical for the health of obligate carnivores, and unlike humans who have the physiological ability to turn plant proteins into the missing pieces needed for a complete amino acid profile, cats don’t have that capacity.
One of the amino acids missing in plants is taurine, which is found in animal muscle meat, in particular the heart and liver. Taurine deficiency causes serious health problems in cats, including cardiovascular disease and blindness. Some cat owners believe they can feed their pet a vegetarian or vegan diet, and add a taurine supplement. In my opinion, this is the equivalent of eating nothing but iceberg lettuce and taking a synthetic multivitamin. That vitamin can’t possibly make up for all the nutrients missing from an iceberg lettuce-only diet.
The quality of the protein you feed your cat is also important. The biological value (BV) of a protein measures the bioavailability of its amino acid content. Better quality proteins have higher biological values, meaning they are easier for the body to digest, absorb, and use properly. Proteins from animal muscle meats typically have high BVs, whereas proteins from snouts, beaks, feet and tails have zero biological value because they are wholly indigestible. Owners of carnivores also need to avoid non-meat sources of protein, for example, soy and corn, as these are not species-appropriate foods for animals.