i would say maybe a piece or two....but i would lean more towards making it a treat. like 3 or 4 pieces every other day in a separate dish.
Thanks for that info Reaper! I'm trying to learn all the "bad" stuff that companies can put in the food, but the list just seems to be never ending...it's like learning a foreign language!Reaper said:I would suggest getting her off of the Iam's as well. It contains sodium bisulfate. I had no idea what sodium bisulfate was so I looked it up.
Menadione(inorganic chemistry) NaHSO4 Colorless crystals, soluble in water; the aqueous solution is strongly acidic; decomposes at 315°C; used for flux to decompose minerals, as a disinfectant, and in dyeing and manufacture of magnesia, cements, perfumes, brick, and glue. Also known as niter cake; sodium acid sulfate.
Menadion Sodium BisulfateCARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
The substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.
The scariest part is:Some pet food ingredient lists will say 'menadione', some will say 'sodium bisulfate', and some will mention vitamin K3 in parenthesis -- and these are just a few of the possible variations you have to look for.
Sodium Bisulfate is combined with Menadione in order to allow it to dissolve in water, which is a polar solution. Without the sodium bisulfate, menadione would not be practical to use in pet foods.There are no restrictions on the use of K3 as an animal grade component of food, and foods can even be classified as natural while they contain this ingredient.
To avoid confusion the only CSCLS with Sodium Bisulfate in it is the Adult Cat formula, And the Adult Cat Light formula...The Senior Cat Hairball Control seems fine.azyrios said:Sorry for using three posts, but for some reason the forum won't let me edit anything, or use BBCode in my posts (If i do i get an error), so here it goes:
CAT FOOD WITH SODIUM BISULFATE (K3)
Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul
http://www.chickensoupforthepetloversso ... t_formula/
http://www.iams.com/iams/premium-pet-fo ... g-food.jsp
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