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Water Dilemma/ Chicken Dilemma
Ok so just finished watching Dr. Oz show and the show covered a part on Water that we drink. So this does apply to our felines too.
Have you had your water tested recently? I know Im going to do this soon. We have not lived here long but we are on a well not city water, so there could be natural occuring lead or arsenic in it. We do filter our water, but its not enough, really need to buy a better filtering system( Reverse Osmosis) if it turns out we need too.
If there is Percholate in the water this can cause Hyperthyroidism. If there is Chromium 6 in the water this can cause Cancer. Lead and Arsenic is also a known Carcinogen. So for those of you who especially feed dry food to your cats, and your cats are drinking water from the tap, you may want to have your water tested. Its really not much money, where we live its only about 25$ to get water tested.
You then may say well we drink bottle water, or give that to our cats. Well guess what we can never know if this \"bottle water\" is actually spring water, it may actually be just tap water. Bottle companies do not have to state on the bottle where the water came from. If it says that the water is filtered then it could just be filtered water from the tap :O
Also would like to share this link on a show I watched the other night about Chicken.
So all this chicken that we feed our pets (Raw feeders too.) You may want to do some research. Just think about all the antibiotics that are getting into our little pets, let alone ourselves. Even some of the ones that are labelled antibiotic free have been tested and were found to have antibiotics. So when and if our kitties do get sick and need antibiotics they just do not work.
If you are concerned about antibiotic use on farms, contact your local MP about limits on antibiotic use.