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Will chicken fat in dry food hurt me?

amy grubbamy grubb Member Posts: 26
edited 29 January, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
My mommy is thinking of switching me to Nature's Variety Raw Instinct dry food. It has chicken fat as an ingredient high on the list. They make good food, but mommy thinks that chicken fat is bad for me. Anyone know?


  • Jana PhillipsJana Phillips RaleighMember Posts: 846
    edited 28 January, 2007
    Logan-- it isn't a bad thing for kitties :) The only time it should be of concern is for large breed dogs who are prone to bloating. No worries for the feline though!
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 28 January, 2007
    Chicken fat can be founds in many of the commercial diets.
  • Yipee LadybugYipee Ladybug Member Posts: 3,805
    edited 29 January, 2007
    Wouldn't too much chicken, make you fat?? I made mommy look at the ingredients for wellness brand wet canned cat food, there doesn't seem to be any chicken fat in there, unless there's some other fat hidden in some fancy named ingredient - but I don't think so. I think the only concern with high amt of chicken fat is that it could make you fat, but otherwise I think it's ok to eat. I sure would want to. ;)
  • Jana PhillipsJana Phillips RaleighMember Posts: 846
    edited 29 January, 2007
    Chicken fat won't necessarily make you fat :) It isn't in wet foods because it is used in dry foods to moisten and bind the kibble together.
  • Desiree BrookeDesiree Brooke MechanicsvilleMember Posts: 63
    edited 29 January, 2007
    The chicken fat is most likely used to make the food more appetizing to kitties. Of course, too much of ANYTHING pretty much will cause a cat to gain weight. Sometime looking at cats funny causes them to gain weight :)
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