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Default Re: Normal ke kucing betina ringan sikit dari kucing jantan?

Originally Posted by putri_deww View Post
Last week, Dewi ade bace dalam satu forum pasal kucing nie. Ade sorang tu kate, sebenar nye kibbles tak elok untuk kucing. Seelok nya bagi wet food. Sebab kibbles tu keras, gigi kucing nanti cepat rosak/rapuh. Betul ke? First time Dewi dengar yang kibbles tu tak elok untuk kucing. Sebelum2 nie Dewi bace kat mane2 la yg kibbles lagi elok untuk kucing. Even vet yang Dewi hantar kucing Dewi pun kate wet food nie tak elok sangat untuk kucing makan selalu. So nak tanye la pendapat ahli PF nie pasal hal tu.
Ikut pengetahuan saya daripada bacaan kebanyakan sumber, kibbles adalah lebih elok daripada makanan basah dalam tin yg kurang padat sebab penuh dengan jelly/air dan kurang daging berkualiti. Satu lagi, makanan basah dalam tin ini menimbulkan masalah plaque di gigi kucing, dan gingivitis di kemudian hari.

Hari ni pula saya jumpa satu article yg kaitkan makanan basah dalam tin dengan hyperthyroidism dalam kucing:

Chemical-Laden Household Dust May Pose Thyroid Danger to Cats”

Flame-retardant chemicals that are added to everything from carpeting to furniture may be responsible for a dramatic increase in hyperthyroidism in cats, according to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study published August 15, 2007.

The chemicals, known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers or PBDEs, were introduced around 30 years ag, for use in households as a flame retardant. This coincides with the increasing incidence of overactive thyroid disease in cats. Hyperthyroidism was rare several decades ago, and is now one of the leading causes of death in pet cats. It’s known that key risk factors for feline hyperthyroidism are for indoor cats and those who eat canned foods.

One of the study authors, EPA veterinarian Janice Dye, told Reuters, "We definitely found evidence that cats are being exposed to these compounds based on the level of compounds in their blood…Cats are in this perfect position to be near the products these chemicals were put in to reduce flammability. They're in our homes. They're sleeping on our mattresses and furniture." Dye believes that house cats are ingesting the PBDEs, which are present in household dust, as they carefully groom themselves.

Linda Birnbaum, director of the Experimental Toxicology Division at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told HealthDay news, "Cats are very highly exposed to these chemicals, and the levels in cats are higher than the levels in people. But cats may be a good indicator of indoor exposure to humans.”

In the study, researchers compared levels of PBDE in healthy cats and cats with hyperthyroidism, and found that the cats with an overactive thyroid had PBDE levels 20 to 100 times higher than the average adult human in the United States. All the cats had detectable levels of PBDEs, but the highest levels were seen in cats with hyperthyroidism.

The researchers also found that the PBDE content of certain canned cat foods –- in particular, seafood flavors like salmon and whitefish –- is substantially higher than dry or non-seafood canned cat food.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism in cats include hunger, increased appetite, weight loss, increased thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, and vocalizing.

According to Dye, “Our results showed that cats are being consistently exposed to PBDE. Because they are endocrine-disrupting agents, cats may well be at increased risk for developing thyroid effects.”
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