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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:02 AM
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What is wrong with sheba cat food?

I see that it's not nutritionally complete, but it's all meat.

Water, chicken breast, duck breast, tapioca starch, guar gum.

To me it looks like a great way to have her eat meat say, twice a week. She gobbles it and that gets her moisture, and since she eats it ALL, no carbs that day!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 08:28 PM
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Nothing wrong with it for a treat or the very occasional meal (as you're doing, once or twice a week). Obviously because there are no added nutrients, it's not balanced enough for regular feeding. But....it might be a good tool to use in convincing her to eat more of the other canned foods you want to try, such as by top-dressing them with it or mixing it in in ever decreasing proportions. Does she like just plain, lightly cooked chicken breast at all? That would also make a good treat and might be a little cheaper than the Sheba.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Tapioca starch is 91% carbs, so I wouldn't call this one "no carbs"
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Old April 13th, 2008, 02:50 AM
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Some other uses of Tapioca starch http://www.starch.dk/isi/applic/tapiocavarious.htm
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:21 PM
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It's for fiber and to hold the food together, I haven't researched it to the hilt, but from what I understand, it's fine.

I think that fiber count takes away from carb count?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 09:54 PM
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About 1% of that is non digestible carbs or fiber, I am sure it is fine, but just in case anyone is thinking it isn't carbs. These carbs are not the same as grain carbs, but are still carbs
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