Corn Gluten Meal

Corn gluten meal

Corn gluten meal is a by-product of processed corn (corn syrup and sweeteners) and is used by the pet industry as an inexpensive protein source and kibble binder for pet foods.  Despite its name, “corn gluten meal” has no true gluten, but simply corn proteins. The expression “corn gluten” is … Continue reading

Wheat Gluten Meal

Wheat gluten

Wheat gluten meal is a plant-based protein concentrate found in a wide variety of dog and cat foods. It acts as a meat substitute, binding the kibble together, and artificially increasing the protein content of the food.  Basically, gluten is what’s left over from certain grains such as wheat, barley, … Continue reading

Digestive Enzymes for Cats

Cat scratching his ear

A 19th century French food writer observed that we are what we eat. That is particularly true for cats, whose digestive systems are very well designed for their customary diet but who may be prone to vomiting, abdominal discomfort and gas, bad breath and recurrent hairballs if their digestive health … Continue reading