A FREE ACCESS DRY RATION FOR CATS
AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The group of cats on the high yeast diet consumed an average of about 4 ounces per cat per day. At this level of intake, nearly all of the cats gained weight and several of them became actually obese within a 2-week period. At the end of 2 weeks the first group of cats was changed from the high yeast diet to the standard commercial dog food formula given above. After the change, this group of cats ate just under 2.5 ounces per cat per day for the remainder of the study. After 6 months on this diet the cats were in excellent condition. The second group of cats, which was fed the mink diet for 3 weeks, consumed just over 2 ounces per cat per day. The mink feed was of very fine consistency, and the cats had difficulty eating because it balled up and stuck in their mouths.At the end of three weeks this group was also changed to the standard commercial dog food. The consumption for the next 30 days on this ration was about 2.5 ounces per cat per day. It later dropped to between 2 and 2.5 ounces per cat per day, which was calculated as the amount necessary to maintain the cats in proper condition.
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