Which do you prefer for your furkids and why?
Really? I've heard the opposite, that there's a lot of moisture in it, but the meat hasn't been cooked and dehydrated like kibble has so it's more biologically available to them. Or something similar to that effect.I can't stand the way canned cat food smells and there is a vet who studies nutrition in town and knows the temperature at which each food is cooked. He says theres not as much nutritional value in canned.
There's nutrition in canned cat food, just like with any other food, it depends on the brand.One of my clients is a dentist and his dog had really bad breath. I told him I thought his teeth needed to be cleaned but that I was no expert.
He asked me if there was anything he could feed them that would clean them. I said "Well, you're the dentist, do you tell your patients to eat a certain thing to clean their teeth?"
He went and got them cleaned and now brushes his dogs teeth.
I think raw bones do help keep teeth clean.
I can't stand the way canned cat food smells and there is a vet who studies nutrition in town and knows the temperature at which each food is cooked. He says theres not as much nutritional value in canned.
Like canned veggies vs frozen vs fresh I think.
I sometimes use canned when teaching small dogs to heel. I use a wooden spoon dipped in canned food to hold them in place with me so I don't have to bend over as I walk.
I can my own veggies and meat, does that mean it's no longer nutritious?I thought it was the canning process itself that ruined the food.
If you compare, say...green beans.
Fresh - raw or steamed have the most nutrients.
Frozen - have less but still have nutrients (no flovor but nutrients)
Canned - have very little if any. heat them up and then there is none. Here in the south they cook them for 5 days with fat back. Tasty, but nutritious?
You can can meat just as you would fruits and veggies, but have to use a pressure cooker instead of just putting the jard in boiling water.I'll ask the vet nutritionist the next time I go.
What does the canning process involve? High heat? That's what kills the nutrients. The prolonged time too I think.
You can freeze the veggies and they have more nutrients. You dip them in boiling water and then instantly drop them into ice water to stop the cooking process. Then freeze.
I think drying food saves more nutrients also.
I have never heard of canned meat. Except that stuff in the store like tuna fish and chicken and vienna sausage and spam (not sure if spam is meat).
They have something here called "country ham". It's "cured" in some way whatever that is. My understanding is that it's very salty.