This page is to educate you on the diet that bengals need, and gives insight on the different foods that people feed cats and why a dry food or commecial food diet is not the best choice for your bengal cat. All my kittens are fed a 100% raw meat diet. For a copy of a raw meat recipe click here.
My adult cats are currently being switched over to a raw meat diet and an alternitive diet that contains no grains and no chemically denatured meat. Please read the information below on denatured meat in the pet food industry. Also go to the other links about commecial pet foods/dry pet foods.
If you simply dont have the time or desire to make your own raw meat recipe for your bengal kitten and cat, then there are alternatives. I have provided links below.
Using denatured meats in pet food
US Law states that meat not fit human consumption for must be â€˜denaturedâ€™ before it is removed from the slaughterhouse and transported to a rendering facility to be made into the meat and bone meal that are used in commercial pet foods, both wet and dry.
Denaturing procedures 325.13 The following agents are prescribed for denaturing carcasses, parts thereof, meat or meat food products which are affected with any condition that would result in their condemnation and disposal under part 314 of this subchapter if they were at an official establishment: Crude carbolic acid; cresylic disinfectant; a formula consisting of 1 part FD&C green No. 3 coloring, 40 parts water, 40 parts liquid detergent, and 40 parts oil of citronella, or other proprietary substance approved by the Administrator in specific
(2) Except as provided in paragraphs (a)(3), (4), and (5) of this section, the following agents are prescribed for denaturing other carcasses, parts thereof, meat and meat food products, for which denaturing is required by this part: FD&C green No. 3 coloring; FD&C blue No. 1 coloring; FD&C blue No. 2 coloring; finely powdered charcoal; or other proprietary substance approved by the Administrator in specific cases
In my time as a veterinary meat inspector, we denatured with carbolic acid (phenol, a potentially corrosive disinfectant) and/or creosote (used to preserve wood or as a disinfectant). Phenol is derived from the distillation of coal tar, creosote from the distillation of wood. Both substances are very toxic. Creosote was used for many years as a preservative for wood power poles. Its effect on the environment proved to be so negative that it is no longer used for that purpose. According to federal meat inspection regulations, fuel oil, kerosene, crude carbolic acid, and citronella (an insect repellent made from lemon grass) are the approved denaturing materials.
The condemned livestock carcasses treated with these toxic chemicals can then become meat and bone meal for the pet food industry.
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