A reader wrote in last week, saying:
“my concern with the raw and canned food list is that they didn’t take into consideration the salt content by both straight salt and sodium selenite. hypertension and kidney failure because of salt and other forms of salt in cat food have about reached an epidemic states.
I will not buy any cat food if it has salt in it. unfortunately manufactures haven’t figured out that there are other forms of selenium that can be put into cat food other than SODIUM selenite. they also don’t need salt to enhance flavor because they don’t taste food like we do.
I would really like to see a list that also includes no salt.
I have lost 2 of my furry family members to hypertension and kidney failure because of salt in cat food . I now will tell anyone who will listen about salt in cat and dog food.
please advise everyone about salt”
I am not a cat food nutrition expert. But, I do try to keep up with it all. So I reached out to Susan Thixton of truthaboutpetfood.com about cat food and salt, to understand it more. She sent me links to two articles she’s published on the subject and wanted to share in case it might be helpful for you.
Sodium Selenite Cat Food
Have you had any experience with cat food and salt? If so, please talk about it in the comments below.