Many pet meats and pet food rolls contain sulphite preservatives
that cause thiamine deficiency and haemorrhage into the brainstem.
Recently some Sydney cats who have just been fed pet mince have suffered
from thiamine deficiency.
Even low levels may cause skin rashes and gut upsets but continued high levels cause depression, head tilts, wobbles, twitching, weakness, fits and death.
There is no legal requirement for ingredient
labeling of pet meats in Australia and some labelled ‘no preservatives’
have tested positively to sulphite tests.
We advise you feed your cat human grade meat, good quality kibble and canned and sacheted foods.